Swiss watchmaker Rolex shared a very moving tribute to Roger Federer and praised the Swiss for all that he has been throughout his amazing tennis career. Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, has been a Rolex brand ambassador for more than two decades.
Throughout his career, Federer has been regarded as one of the most elegant and classy players in the world of sport. On the other hand, Rolex is considered to be one of the classiest brands. “There are certain things that numbers cannot convey.
The beauty he infused into the discipline, enriching and perfecting his game year after year. His grace and elegance on and off the court, which made him one of the most revered athletes in our time”, narrated the tribute.
“Numbers can never fully encompass the extent of his ever-growing legend, nor the breadth of his perpetually inspiring legacy. His is a greatness that can never be measured. Our sincerest gratitude to Roger Federer for his impact on the world of sport and for making tennis perpetual.”
In his retirement message, Federer made sure to thank everyone who has helped make him the player and person he is today. “To my tennis family and beyond, of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I have met along the way: my friends, my competitors and, above all, the fans who bring this sport to life,” Federer said in his retirement message.
Federer, who has been one of the most marketed players throughout his career, specifically thanked his sponsors. “I want to thank my loyal sponsors, who are really like partners to me,” added Federer.
Patrick McEnroe praises Federer
Patrick McEnroe believes Roger Federer made a “classy move” by waiting for the US Open to end before announcing his retirement.
“And one more thing…, Federer must have known about his announcement for a while. Yes, he waited until well after the US Open ended until he went public…Class,” he tweeted. Former World No. 1 Andre Agassi took to Twitter to bid farewell to Roger Federer.
“Your game and spirit taught us how beautiful tennis can be played, Roger Federer. Every moment you shared has left us all better off. Thank you, RF,” Agassi tweeted. Federer’s career will come to an end after next week’s Laver Cup.
The Laver Cup will be held in London next weekend. Roger has become one of the most successful players in the sport, winning 20 Grand Slam titles apart from several other laurels.