The announcement of tennis legend Roger Federer’s retirement earlier today, Thursday, September 15, 2022, on his social media platform, caught everyone off guard, including rival and best friend Rafael Nadal.
Earlier today, on September 15, 2022, Nadal posted a touching statement on his social media account, wishing Federer the best in his post-retirement life.
Many in the sports world are envious of the rivalry and camaraderie between Nadal and Federer because both players have openly backed one another.
In a statement on social media that read: “Federer is a figure that would be missed in tennis,” Nadal praised Federer’s importance:
Dear Roger,my friend and rival. I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world. It’s been a pleasure but also an honour and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court.
We will have many more moments to share together in the future, there are still lots of things to do together, we know that. For now, I truly wish you all the happiness with your wife, Mirka, your kids, your family and enjoy what’s ahead of you. I’ll see you in London