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Pete Sampras, special message on Roger Federer’s retirement from tennis – Real Bernabéu

World tennis legend Pete Sampras sent a special message to Roger Federer, who will retire from tennis after Friday’s Laver Cup match, in which he will partner Rafael Nadal.

According to the schedule announced by the organizers of the Laver Cup, the last match on Friday will be Federer’s retirement match. He will team up with his archenemy Rafael Nadal and play the Frances Tiafoe/Jack Sock pairing.

The first match of the day, Casper Ruud vs. Jack Sock, kicks off at 15:00 CET, followed by two more matches, and then the day will close with a match starring Mister Perfect. The Laver Cup is broadcast live on Eurosport.

Roger Federer on the day of his retirement – ​​Mister Perfect clarifies the situation of the GOAT of tennis

Pete Sampras, unlimited praise for Roger Federer before his retirement from tennis

« I don’t know where to start, so I’ll start at the beginning. When we met, you were only 19 years old, you were a promising player, but there was already a lot of talk about you.

We had a great battle on Center Court at Wimbledon and you beat me in five sets.[ed. en la hierba de Londres en 2001, cuarta ronda].

I did not know that in the next twenty years you would win 20 major tournaments, that you would be number one for many years, that you would dominate our sport.

In fact, you have done it all. We will miss you in our party ». – Pete Samprasin a message posted on social media.

Roger Federer teams up with his great rivals in the Laver Cup

Roger Federer will team up with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the 2022 Laver Cup (September 23-25).

Team Europe will face Team Rest of the World: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, Alex de Minaur, John Isner and Jack Sock at the O2 stadium in London.

The Laver Cup, through the ages: Europe, always a winner.

Laver Cup 2017 – Held at the « O2 Arena » in Prague, Europe won 15-9.

Laver Cup 2018 – Held at the United Center in Chicago, with a European victory by 13-8.

Laver Cup 2019 – Held at the « Palexpo » in Geneva, and Europe won 13-11.

Laver Cup 2020 – Not played due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Roland Garros was held at the same time, and the Laver Cup was ultimately scrapped).

2021 Laver Cup – Held at the TD Garden in Boston, and Europe won 14-1.

What is the format of the Laver Cup

The two teams have six players each. A win awards one point on the first day of play. There will be three singles matches and one doubles match.

On matchday two, a victory awards two points. There will also be three singles matches and one doubles match.

On matchday three, a win will be rewarded with three points. A doubles match will be followed by up to three singles matches (depending on the draw score).

The team that reaches 13 points first will be declared the winner (there are a total of 24 points at stake).

No player may play more than two individual matches in the three days of competition. Four of the six players must also play in doubles.

Roger Federer’s dream career

  • Born on August 8, 1981, in Basel, Switzerland. 1.90m, 85kg.
  • He finished the year in 1st place in the seasons: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009.
  • Right-handed player, executes the one-handed backhand.
  • 103 ATP titles in his career, of which 20 are Grand Slams and 28 Masters.
  • He has 1251 career wins and has lost 275 times. He has earned a total of $130,594,339 from tennis alone.
  • He became number one in the world for the first time on February 2, 2004.

Roger Federer and the Grand Slam titles

Throughout an impressive career, Roger Federer has amassed 20 Grand Slam titles (second only to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic).

The Swiss has won eight times at Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017), six times at the Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2017, 2018), five times at the US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and once at Roland Garros (2009).

He also won Olympic gold in men’s doubles (Beijing 2008) and silver in singles (London 2012).

Ranking of Grand Slam titles

1. Rafael Nadal 22

2. Novak Djokovic 21

3. Roger Federer 20, etc.

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Roger Federer’s retirement: fabulous figures from an exceptional career

Federer’s retirement: Wimbledon, the legend’s best theater

Rafael Nadal’s special message after the announcement of Roger Federer’s retirement from tennis

Serena Williams, message to Roger Federer: ‘Welcome to the retirement club’ / Reactions from the world of sport

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