All top honors for Federer

All top honors for Federer


Roger Federer will play the Laver Cup tournament and thanking the public who will applaud him, victory or defeat, he will formalize his retirement.

In any other era, Federer could have hung his racket with the title of greatest player of all time. He was infinitely more dominant than Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl or Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. 

And I'm not talking about Rod Laver because Laver dominated tennis in the early days of what was to become a huge professional machine spanning all continents. 

But Federer leaves after years of chivalrous struggles against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. We will never know who was the greatest of these three phenomena. 

An aura

But Federer leaves with an aura of greatness that justifies all honours. He would have been a perfect gentleman. He was welcoming, quadrilingual, warm, polite, good husband and good father, handsome, elegant and sporty down to his finely manicured fingernails. 

What more could you want? Hélène Pelletier will not be the only one to cry when he goes to shake the microphone for the farewell speech.

It happens in a generation that a man or a woman really rises above his colleagues. Tom Brady, Wayne Gretzky, Muhammad Ali.

But who can boast of having had the human dimension of Roger Federer?

It was a pleasure, Mr. Roger…< /p>

All top honors for Federer