The 41-year-old Swiss great will play competitively for the last time this week Laver Cupgoing out for team europe together Rafa Nadaliandyu Murray and Djokovic – the three biggest rivals of his illustrious 24-year career.
Federer, who scored 20. has won Grand Slam The title, which has been plagued by injuries in recent years, said last week that he would end his career after the Laver Cup in London.
Serbian Djokovic told reporters at London’s Tower Bridge on Wednesday: “His impact on the game has been tremendous, the way he played, his style, instincts, perfect for the eyes of a tennis coach, player or just a tennis fan.” Good.”
“He has left a great legacy that will live on for a very long time.”
beat Djokovic federer In four major finals, including Wimbledon in 2019, the Swiss’ last Grand Slam final.
Djokovic said, “Both Andy and I didn’t know it would be his last match, his departure this weekend, so it makes the occasion even bigger because he’s one of the greatest athletes to have played the sport, of any sport.” are one of them.” A big title behind Joe Nadal’s men’s record of 22.
“His popularity on and off the court speaks for itself. So I’m sure we’re going to have a blast this weekend.”
This week’s Laver Cup will be the first time Federer, Nadal, Murray and Djokovic are playing together at an event since the 2019 Australian Open.
“It’s great that we will have the opportunity to spend quality time together off the court,” Djokovic told Eurosport.
“We have a team dinner and will talk about tennis, sports, life. We don’t usually do that on tour, we have our own team and family, so it’s pretty unique.
“We all want to win and do well, but also want to share some good times off the court with you because of Roger’s departure and the opportunity to be with some of my biggest rivals in my career.
“WhatsApp group is what keeps us together.”