the vibrant tributes after the announcement of Federer's retirement

The tennis world has taken the floor to pay tribute to the Swiss legend, who has decided to end his career.

Thunderbolt on the tennis planet: Roger Federer has just announced on his social networks that he will retire after the Laver Cup, a competition that takes place in London between September 23 and 25. Quite logically, the end of the career of the Swiss legend - 103 titles including 20 in the Grand Slam tournaments - has aroused many reactions. "You changed the gamesaid the ATP Tour, the international men's tennis circuit, adding a heart emoticon to underline all the love he has for the elegant 41-year-old player.

Wimbledon, which he won eight times (a men's record), wanted to thank him for all his years, his exploits: "Where to start ? It has been a privilege to witness your journey and see you become a champion in every sense of the word. We will miss you so much on our courts, but all we can say for now is thank you, for the memories and the joy you have given to so many people.“wrote, in tribute, the London tournament.

The other Grand Slam competitions also took to their social networks to thank him: “Inspiration on and off the court. Thank you, Roger“Said Roland-Garros in particular.

The players who crossed his path also expressed themselves to pay tribute to him and to express their sadness: “I LOVE YOU Roger. Thank you for everything you have done in tennis and with me. The world of tennis will never be the same without you“said Juan Martín del Potro. The new world number one, Carlos Alcaraz, on the other hand, showed his disappointment through a short message embellished with a smiley representing a broken heart.

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