The Swiss legend Roger Federer is enjoying his post-retirement life in many different ways. He has now posted some pictures from a special art project in his home country. Making the post a bit spicy, he was seen just seen in his boxers in one of the pictures. The Instagram post has gone viral on social media minutes after posting. The artwork is by a Swiss Artist named Ugo Rondinone who has around 30,000 followers on Instagram.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion posted the pictures with the caption, “Over the last two years, I was given the unique opportunity to work with fellow countryman and famous artist, @ugorondinone0 🇨🇭, to discover art on a deeper level. I’m proud to share with you this incredible experience and how @creditsuisse_ch helped bring it to life.”
Almost 4 months after his retirement, Federer has been spotted at many art festivals and public events. Each time the Swiss Maestro makes a public appearance, the fans are still seen gracing him with the same love and affection. He won the ATP fan favorite award for a record 19 times starting from 2003 until 2021. Rafael Nadal finally won this award in 2022 for the first time ever.
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The legacy of Roger Federer
The Swiss legend had been the face of Tennis for a long time after the downfall of the American legend Pete Sampras. He played against Sampras only once in their career and won that epic at Wimbledon fourth round in 2001. The five-set thriller lasted three hours and 41 minutes. The final score was 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 7-5. It is still considered one of the best matches ever played in Wimbledon.
This match later came to be known as the “passing of the torch” since the Swiss Maestro went on to surpass Pete Sampras’ record of most Grand Slam titles won. He led the race until Rafael Nadal took over the record by winning the 2022 Australian Open.
The Swiss Maestro had to deal with another legend Andre Agassi in the earlier part of his career. He leads Agassi 8-3 in their career head-to-head. Federer went on to win the last eight matches played against Agassi after losing three times consecutively to him in the first three matches.
Later, his major opponents before the arrival of fellow Big Three were Lleyton Hewit, Marat Safin, and Andy Roddick. He has a positive head-to-head against all of these players.
Federer ended his remarkable career with 103 ATP singles titles (second to Jimmy Connor’s record of 109) and 20 Grand Slam titles, two less than the all-time leaders Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
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