Jan Michael-Gambill labels Roger Federer a ‘class act’ as he gave Serena Williams room to breathe following her retirement announcement

Jan-Michael Gambill labels Roger Federer a class act as he gave space and time after Serena Williams announced her retirement

Roger Federer, Jan Michael Gambill and Serena Williams
Roger Federer, Jan Michael Gambill and Serena Williams

Roger Federer, the 41-year-old Swiss tennis professional is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. With 20 grand slam titles to his name, Federer has etched his name among the all-time greats of the sport. The Swiss icon recently retired from professionally playing tennis after a career that spanned over two decades.

American former tennis professional Jan-Micahel Gambill recently talked about how Federer giving Serena Williams space after her retirement was a class act. He said, “It seemed a little abrupt. Roger is such a class act as it almost seemed like he gave Serena some space for his retirement. He didn’t do it close to her, gave that little bit room to breath. We lose Serena now, we lose Roger,”

This was Roger’s moment. As far as retirements go, I still think Pete and Ash Barty did it the best; win a slam and ‘Hey, I’m outta here’. But this was emotional for a lot of people and for all the fans of Roger, for there are so many, myself included, it was wonderful,” He added further

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Roger Federer finally retires after competing at the Laver Cup

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Recently American tennis legend Serena Williams announced her retirement from the sport. The news left millions across the globe heartbroken and emotional and it got worse as Roger Federer retired after a few weeks as well. The Swiss icon played for Team Europe at the Laver Cup for one last time before calling it quits.

History was made at Federer’s farewell as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray played alongside the Swiss icon at the Laver Cup as they took on John McEnroe’s team world.

In a very emotional moment, many elite stars from the tennis world came forward to pay tribute to the retiring Roger Federer. The Swiss icon will be leaving a huge mark on the sport that he has defined for over 20 years.

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Akshit Bhatnagar is an avid sports fan who covers Tennis for FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from JECRC University, Jaipur. He is a huge Tennis and Football fan who supports Bayern Munich and loves Novak Djokovic.