WATCH: Prime Video releases Roger Federer’s retirement documentary “FEDERER: Twelve Final Days”

Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis in 2022.


WATCH: Prime Video releases Roger Federer’s retirement documentary “FEDERER: Twelve Final Days”

Prime Video launched a trailer of Roger Federer documentary (via IMAGO/X)

On the 23rd of September 2022, a glorious chapter in tennis history came to an end, as Roger Federer hit the last serve of his career, at the Laver Cup in London. The O2 Arena was as full as it gets and the roar of the crowd was deafening when Team Europe entered the court. 

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Millions around the world flocked to their televisions to witness the Swiss Maestro’s artistry one last time. Roger Federer teamed up with his greatest rival and close friend Rafael Nadal in a doubles bout against Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe as Team Europe took on Team World. Although the match didn’t go the way of the two legends, it was a spectacular celebration of Federer’s glittering career that had spanned over two decades. To commemorate this and all the bittersweet moments that eventually led to this match, the ATP has produced a documentary with Amazon Prime, titled ‘Federer: Twelve Final Days’.

It was announced today across social media platforms through a one-minute trailer that got fans feeling emotional. The documentary is set to be released on June 20th this year on Prime Video and will be an encapsulation of moments from the last couple of weeks of Federer’s professional career.

The trailer also showed behind-the-scenes shots of the video where Federer announced his retirement, ensuring tissues galore as fans glue themselves to their screen to watch the documentary in just over a month.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at Laver Cup 2022 – A night that made even gladiators cry

Roger Federer’s last match was a historic moment for tennis. A man who popularized the sport worldwide and was the face of the game for two decades was about to hang up his racket. 

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He could not have picked a better way to do it, as he invited Rafa to join him on the court one last time, but they would not be competing against each other as they had done countless times before. They played doubles against the all-American pair of Sock and Tiafoe and went down 6-4, 6-7, 9-11. The result of the match seemed inconsequential in the moments that followed, as almost everyone watching was crying their heart out

Federer and Nadal, who have stopped each other from winning major titles on so many occasions, kept their rivalry aside and let their emotions pour out, holding hands and weeping uncontrollably. It seldom happens in sports that a lifelong rival is so affected by their counterpart’s retirement – which goes to show just how much of an impact Federer had on tennis and what legacy he has left behind.

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