Serena Williams, the American tennis legend, recently hinted that she might retire after her final tournament, the US Open. But little did Serena expect that she would be joined by another tennis great, Roger Federer, the very next month.
Roger Federer announces retirement.
The 20-time Grand Slam title winner, Federer recently announced that he will be retiring from professional tennis after the Laver Cup. Many prominent figures and athletes responded to the post, including Serena Williams.
Roger Federer posted an emotional message on social media.
Federer thanked his fans and family who constantly supported him through the years. He stated, “To my tennis family and beyond…”
Serena Williams, who also recently announced her retirement, commented on the post.
She commented with heart emojis, “So beautifully said. What. A. Class. Act.”
Many popular figures and athletes reacted to the post as they wished to the Swiss Maestro for a magnificent career in tennis.
Bear Grylls commented on the post “Always humble, kind, honest and grateful. Tennis will never quite be the same again. Yet you’ve set the stage for millions to dream and to follow. And now we have time for some more adventures!”
Athletes from different sports commented on the post and paid tribute to Federer.
“I grew up watching you and you are one of the biggest inspirations and the best to ever do it.” Kasper Schmeichel commented. Another soccer player, Jerome Boateng, also commented, “Thanks for everything,” and added a ‘G.O.A.T’ emoji to his comment.