In addition to having collected a myriad of trophies during his career, Roger Federer has had an impact on tennis and the sport in general that is not limited to victories alone. With his charisma and his elegance, the Swiss has become a source of inspiration for the younger boys and for the champions of other disciplines.
The former world number 1 hung up his racket in September last year, after playing his last doubles alongside his arch-rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup. In the splendid setting of London’s O2 Arena, on 20 times Grand Slam champion greeted fans and received a truly moving tribute.
All the fans hoped to see him one last time on the grass at Wimbledon, but the conditions of his right knee prevented him from giving himself a last lap of the circuit. According to the latest rumors, the King is in advanced negotiations with the BBC and ESPN to comment on Wimbledon 2023.
During a long interview with ‘ESPN’, Lorenzo Musetti confided that Federer has always been his favorite player.
Lorenzo Musetti pays tribute to Federer
“Roger Federer is special, he is my favorite player. A source of inspiration for me and not only on the pitch.
He is also outside with his elegance and his personality. The image that he gives is very good and it is something that a tennis player has to see,” said Musetti. Lorenzo has made it clear that he will not try to “copy” the likes of Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, who have tasted much success in recent times.
“Copying them would not be good for me. We are all different players, with different personalities, what Carlos did last year was incredible. he deserves everything he has done and two thumbs up. But I think I have to focus on my career, not look outside of who I am as a player.
I think Carlos is going to win more Grand Slam tournaments, Nole too. And working hard I will go one step closer to get closer to them,” the 20-year-old stated. In a recent interview, World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz sang the praises of Roger Federer and even called him the Lionel Messi of the tennis world.
“Yes, Federer is the Messi of tennis because of how easy he [looks playing]. Messi was the superhero in the World Cup and practically put himself in the entire country so that Argentina would consecrate itself in Qatar,” Carlos Alcaraz said.
“I loved [Federer’s] tennis. I loved watching him play. I was watching his highlights all day, watching matches.”