EXCLUSIVE: Indian Tennis players pay tribute to GOAT Roger Federer
An absolute legend! Roger has been my inspiration since the beginning; his clash, grace and poise on and off the court is unparalleled, said India’s prolific women Tennis star Rutuja Bhosale. Tennis GOAT Roger Federer drew curtains on his illustrious career after his thrilling doubles match alongside long-time rival and friend Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup on Saturday.
Federer bid farewell to his beloved sport in an emotional evening at the sold-out 02 Arena in London. In an almost two-hour game, Federer and Nadal lost the match to Team World’s Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe at Centre Court. Team World beat Team Europe 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 11-9 to make it 2-2 in the Laver Cup 2022. In a conversation with The Quotes, Rutuja revealed that she was lucky enough to have seen him in person during my junior grand slams. “I’m sure this isn’t a goodbye, and we will see him more but in the stands,” added Ruturaj Bhosale.
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While speaking exclusively to The Quotes, Sai Samhitha, another prominent face in the Indian Tennis circuit, stated that she had learnt a lot seeing Roger playing at the highest level and admires her composure in crucial games.
“Roger Federer has been an inspiration for all Tennis aspirants. He is a stylish player; we will all miss him the most; winning 20 Grand Slam titles and many more elite tournaments is not a cakewalk. His record and achievements speak volumes of his potential and passion for the game,” said Sai Samhitha Chamarthi.
Meanwhile, Vimalraj Jayachandran, a rising Tennis star in the country, claimed Federer a ‘sporting icon.’ “His last match was nothing less than an emotional ride for all Tennis fraternity. I was vouching for the man who served the sports in the best possible manner,” said Vimal. The Swiss legend bid goodbye to the game after 19 years of service and with scores of accolades, including eight Wimbledon wins, 103 titles overall, and more than $130 million in prize money, all earned with a game of unparallel expertise.
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