Roger Federer’s career is only weeks away. The Swiss tennis player announced this Thursday that he will retire once his participation in the Laver Cup endswhich will start at the end of September. The reactions after his announcement were not long in coming.
Rafael Nadal to Juan Martín del Potro were some of the players who used their social networks to fire him, while, from national soil, Fernando González, who was a gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics and also one of His Majesty’s great rivals, dedicated a heartfelt message to him on his Instagram account.
Although the Chilean’s message was not too extensive, the attached photograph, when the two met in the final of the Australian Open in 2007, says it all. González always saw Federer as one of the greatest in the discipline and could not miss a tribute from him.
“I could write a lot of words, but it wouldn’t be enough for everything you did on the pitch and off it.#thanksrogerfederer @Roger Federer”, wrote the Bombardero de La Reina in the aforementioned social network.
It is worth mentioning that Federer and González met 13 times. And despite the fact that the Swiss won 12 times, the only victory of the national, in the Chinese Masters Cup, in 2007, it is still remembered as one of the most epic in González’s career.
Some time ago, Federer also praised Chile. On the Tennis TV Instagram account, some of González’s best plays were published. Among the comments, there was one that stole all eyes, that of His Majesty. “One of the best forehands in history”Roger wrote.