Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer announced his retirement from the game after battling injuries in the last couple of years. He announced his retirement on September 16 at the age of 41. The legendary player has been congratulated by many players from different sports. Joining them, India’s legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar has penned down an emotional note for the 41-year-old.
The 2011 World Cup winner took to Twitter to express his fondness for Roger, In the note, he revealed that he fell in love with the brand of Tennis the Switzerland player used to play over the years. Sachin added that Roger’s brand of Tennis started becoming a habit that would never die. In the end, the 200-Test veteran thanked Federer for the memories.
“What a career, @rogerfederer. We fell in love with your brand of tennis. Slowly, your tennis became a habit. And habits never retire, they become a part of us. Thank you for all the wonderful memories,” Tendulkar wrote on his official Twitter handle.
What a career, @rogerfederer. We fell in love with your brand of tennis. Slowly, your tennis became a habit. And habits never retire, they become a part of us.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories. pic.twitter.com/FFEFWGLxKR
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 15, 2022
I know my body capabilities and limits: Roger Federer
The former number one player in the ATP ranking posted a long note on social media announcing his retirement. In the note, he wrote about how challenging the last three years have been sure to injuries and surgeries. The 20-time Grand Slam winner mentioned that he was working hard to return to the competitive game but the injuries have made it difficult for him.
“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I have worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I’m 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt of, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career,” said Federer in his statement.