Two decades of tennis greatness celebrated in London’s O2 arena with Roger Federer, overcome with emotions, tears of joy after pushing through the pain barrier, so the 41 year old could head into retirement.
Last night, in the way he knows best, showcasing the style and shots that wow tennis fans for more than two decades and ending a great sporting rivalry by partnering with friend and Nemesis Rapha Nadal playing for Europe against the rest of the world.
The scene of the final match in Federer’s illustrious career and fans have come from all over the world to get the chance to watch him playing for one final time. His style of play is so elegant. It’s like he’s dancing on the court.
He never seems to be trying hard, but you know that he’s got the heart of a champion and he’s always going to fight for every point.
Even the greatest have to accept when time is up playing the sport.