WATCH: Pete Sampras praises Roger Federer for his contribution to tennis recalling their iconic moments ahead of his farewell

Andy Roddick poured in love and appreciation for the 20-time singles Grand Slam champion Roger Federer for his exemplary contribution to the sport and recalled his good old moments.

Pete Sampras and Roger Federer
Pete Sampras and Roger Federer
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Roger Federer, the former World number is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time who has dominated the sport for more than two decades. His journey from a ball boy at the Swiss Indoors tournament to one of the greatest tennis legends is an example of hard work, dedication to the sport, and perseverance.

Upon his retirement announcement, tennis legends and players poured in wishes and love for inspiring millions of people around the world. Pete Sampras, the former tennis legend with 14 singles major titles showered his love and appreciation for the Swiss legend and wished him luck for starting a new phase of life. Sampras recalled his first meeting when Federer was just 19 years of age and had beat the American in five sets in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Sampras even congratulated him for his achievements over the years especially becoming the first men’s player to win 20 singles Grand Slam titles in the Open era. He cherished the times they have spent together and become good friends over the course of time as he hopes to meet him soon in the future. Sampras and Federer played against each other only once in 2001.

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Roger Federer will be participating in the Laver Cup for the fourth time

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer will play at the Laver Cup after three years which also marks his fourth and final appearance ahead of his imminent retirement. Federer will not be playing any singles matches at the Laver Cup and will only play in the doubles with his arch-rival and good friend Rafael Nadal on the first day of play for the final time as the Swiss legend will draw curtains on his career.

It is an iconic moment to see Federer team up with Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray in the same team for the very first time in the history of tennis who have been competitors for a long time and are always on different sides of the court. Federer announced his retirement on 15th September and stated that his current health conditions and injuries do not permit his comeback with the age factor also not on his side.

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