Federer retires, Pennetta: “Leave the king of tennis”

“A living manual of our sport”

“It is always a regret when a great champion has to retire even if at 41 the farewell was inevitable, it was only a matter of time. Leave the king of tennis, a living manual of our sport. Complete in all strokes, seeing him play was a joy to behold. His elegance, his gestures will remain indelible for every fan of our sport. “The US Open 2015 champion Flavia Pennetta thus comments at Adnkronos the retirement of Roger Federer who will hang his racket after the Laver Cup scheduled in London from 23 to 25 September.

“An example also in behavior, never over the top always polite and with a smile on his face – adds Pennetta -. It was nice to follow him in all phases of his career, since I know him from junior tournaments. The rivalries in particular with Rafael Nadal but also with Novak Djokovic have enriched tennis and made it even more popular. They encouraged each other to improve in order to prevail but always in the name of sportsmanship. ”