‘Shocked Its Not at the Rafa Nadal Academy’- Tennis World Elated After Roger Federer Makes It to the Hall of Fame Memorabilia in Style

Published 01/19/2023, 7:10 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe interact during the doubles match between Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe of Team World and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal of Team Europe during Day One of the Laver Cup at The O2 Arena on September 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer left everyone teary-eyed when he played for one final time in the Laver Cup. Federer was off the court for a long time as he underwent another knee surgery. When he finally made his return, it was time to say goodbye.

As expected, Federer’s last doubles match alongside arch-rival Rafael Nadal turned into an emotional affair. The whole world stood up and applauded the bromance of two all-time greats. Now the memory of that match is safely preserved at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Fans react as the kit of Roger Federer from the last match is on display at the International Tennis Hall of Fame


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Roger Federer was in the team uniform of team Europe when he partnered with Rafael Nadal for his last match. The pair of blue t-shirt and white shorts, along with his hair band and shoes, is on display in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The news broke the internet recently.

Here’s how fans reacted to it.

Amidst all those emotional comments, a fan came up with a pretty valid question.

While most of the fans got emotional as they saw the memories of Federer’s last match, a few were pretty impressed with the fashion choice of the retired legend. Also, a user questioned the presence of this stuff at the International Tennis Hall of Fame as the 20-time Grand Slam champion is yet to get the membership.


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However, even though Federer is not there still, no one deserves it more than him. The Swiss maestro not only played tennis brilliantly but also earned worldwide fans because of his humble and polite nature. After losing his last match, Federer knew it was time and was unable to control his emotions as the moment to say goodbye was here.

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Fans joined in with their emotions pouring in and Federer’s arch-rival and good friend Nadal was in tears too. The bromance between them goes a long way down. In fact, Nadal was among the first who got the information regarding Federers retirement as the legend informed him on a phone call.


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It will go down as one of the top moments of sporting history. The scenes and apparel of Federer from that match will always be fresh in the memory of people.




Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

Edited By: Arijit Saha