‘Why Put Us Through the Pain Again’ – Roger Federer Takes Tennis Fans for an Emotional Ride With His Quirky Choice

Published 02/23/2024, 9:53 AM EST

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The tennis world came to a standstill after the 2022 Laver Cup. The Swiss maestro, Roger Federer announced his retirement from the sport after this tournament. It was the end of an era, as fans saw the final glimpse of him in action during the Laver Cup. Additionally, Federer also got emotional with Rafael Nadal beside him, with their picture going viral all over the internet. Recently, old memories resurfaced again as Federer shared his vacation pictures. It made his fans emotional as they missed him on the court.

The former World Number 1 is enjoying his retirement life. Along with his business ventures, he is spending quality time with his family. Let’s dive deeper into what exactly happened that led to fans getting emotional.

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The Swiss maestro got emotional when seated beside Rafael Nadal after the Laver Cup, and meanwhile, Ellie Goulding performed her hit song ‘Still Falling For You’. Now when Federer shared his pictures while on a vacation in Thailand, he added the same song to his post on Instagram. Fans were quick to spot this and got emotional over his retirement memory.


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One fan took the trip down to his retirement day and pointed out, “the song of your farewell,” while adding a crying emoji. The same emotion was felt by other fans as well, with one of them commenting, “Why put us through the pain again with this song Rog.”

One of the fans on Instagram was in awe of Federer and said, “I mean… how can you not love him.” Some fans cried their hearts out after hearing that song, with one fan saying, “Not you out here breaking hearts all over again with this song.” Lastly, one fan reacted with a crying emoji and said, “This song, Rog. This song.”

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While many fans have been speculating about Federer’s comeback, the Swiss maestro has squashed those rumors. He once said, “I’m extremely happily retired. For me, no, no, there’s no coming back. I had an absolute blast on the Tour, I feel like I took the lemon and I squeezed it out ’til the last drop, I gave it all I had and there was none left.”

Nonetheless, fans can still see him at the tournaments, albeit as a spectator. He will be attending a few tournaments later this year. Do you miss him in action? Let us know your views in the comments below.


Written by:

Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah, a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, combines sports management insight with two years of rich content creation experience. His journey at ES involves delving into the core of tennis, covering ATP/WTA tours, and contributing around 2000 articles. Notably, one of his pieces on Venus Williams garnered over 400k views.
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Arunima Bhanot