WATCH: Bjorn Borg calls himself fortunate and honored to be part of Roger Federer’s farewell tournament

WATCH: Bjorn Borg calls himself fortunate and honored to be part of Roger Federer’s farewell tournament

Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg

Roger Federer is all set to retire from the professional world of tennis at the 2022 Laver Cup ending his career of 24 years. He is part of Team Europe at the Laver Cup with his arch-rivals at team-mates under the leadership of former player Bjorn Borg. Federer has already started practicing for his farewell tournaments and hopes to make the most of his time.

Bjorn Borg praised the 20-time singles champion for his quintessential contribution to the sport and also for being an inspiration for millions over the years. He even called himself lucky to be able to watch him play and make history in tennis, especially has the pleasure of being able to call him as a friend. Team Europe captain even expressed his feelings about being part of his final innings and wished him luck for his future endeavors.

He announced his retirement on his social media where he penned down a heartfelt note expressing his gratitude and thanking each individual involved in his journey for their support and motivation all through his career. He even expressed that the reason for his imminent retirement as his body and age do not serve any adequate advantage to his fitness levels.

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Roger Federer will play his farewell match at the Laver Cup

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Federer is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time and has been exceptional in creating his own legacy with his 103 ATP singles titles and 20 singles Grand Slam titles. He won his last singles Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2018. Federer’s journey from being a ball boy in Swiss Indoors Basel to one of the greatest players in the history of tennis is one of the most successful and inspirational stories.

Roger Federer had not played a single match in 2022 since his recovery did not go as per his plan and had to keep pushing for his comeback after his quarter-final loss in Wimbledon in 2021 against Hubert Hurkacz followed by his third knee surgery. He had expressed his desire to come back once more to the court during the 100 years celebration event at Wimbledon Championship in 2022 but if everything goes well and as per his recovery plan.

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