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Watch: Roger Federer breaks down as he thanks his spouse Mirka for supporting him on his glittering journey

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Roger Federer’s household joined the legendary participant on the court docket after his remaining aggressive match on the Laver Cup.

The Swiss maestro’s spouse Mirka, 4 youngsters – Leo, Lenny, Myla and Charlene, and oldsters Lynette and Robert hugged Federer, leaving the whole O2 Arena in tears. The 20-time main singles champion was additionally lifted within the air by his teammates and opponents after his final match – a doubles occasion – alongside Rafael Nadal.

Federer and Nadal or ‘Fedal’ of Team Europe misplaced to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe of Team World 6-4, 6(2)-7, Sept. 11 in entrance of a packed home on Friday, September 23.

Team Europe and Team World come collectively to have a good time @rogerfederer #LaverCup

— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 24, 2022

Federer, who final week introduced his retirement from aggressive tennis, thanked his spouse Mirka for her continued help. “She could have stopped me a long, long time ago but she didn’t. She kept me going and allowed me to play, so it’s amazing – thank you.”

“In my vision, I was never able to talk, so I am doing way better. And everybody is here tonight from my family, so it is great. We have had so much fun over the last 13 years.”

Federer additionally acknowledged the essential position his mom performed in his profession. “I find it always funny – we always blame my Mum for everything because, without her, I would not be here, of course. So, thanks to my parents, you have been amazing.”

Federer completed his aggressive tennis profession with 20 Grand Slam singles titles. His trophy cabinet consists of 6 Australian Open titles, 1 French Open trophy, 8 Wimbledon trophies and 5 consecutive US Open titles.

In his ATP Tour profession, Federer earned 1251 wins, which is the second-most after Jimmy Connors (1274). Federer additionally received 103 tour-level trophies, solely behind Connors (109).

It is to be famous that Federer by no means retired from a match and, on the age of 36, grew to become the oldest world primary within the historical past of the ATP rankings on February 19, 2018.

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