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[23 septembre, AFP]”Gentleman of Tennis” and “God of Tennis”. As Swiss tennis player Roger Federer neared his final milestone, fans who couldn’t bear to retire were in mourning.
Federer, 41, will play doubles with longtime rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London on Wednesday ahead of the final active-duty game. The day before, the 22nd, many fans lined up for tickets just to see him practice.
“It’s the best,” said Judith Flabel, 68, who wore a red T-shirt with a white cross bearing Federer’s name to look like the Swiss flag. I know, according to the criteria, it could be one of the three (Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serbia), but for me he is the gentleman of tennis.
“I was dreading that day,” said 27-year-old Nia Martin, standing in line wearing a green Federer hat. “I loved the way he behaved on the tour, not just in tennis. He is a true gentleman. It was great to see him at the Wimbledon Championships. He fully deserved the place and the honor . rice field”
Jenny Douglas, 50, called Federer ‘the god of tennis’ and said: “He’s a very handsome and handsome player. He’s very elegant to look at. He’s played tennis a lot over the years, not only in terms of technique, but sportsmanship.” It had an impact,” he said.
“I’m sure it will be devastating[au moment de sa retraite]. I was so disappointed that I couldn’t make it to Wimbledon this year, and I’m really sad to think that this is my last tournament. I hope to see more of it in the comment box in the future. I would like to
“He plays so easily. He’s so elegant and a real gentleman,” said Nadal fan Cathy Geary, 56. “I miss him. Definitely the best player of all time,” he praised.
Alex Pardoh, 9, one of the youngest fans on the line and who has taken part in the tournament, said: “It’s exciting. It’s sad, but in my opinion it’s one of the best players.” (c)AFP/John WEAVER