‘Nobody Makes Me Cry…’- Roger Federer’s Last Triumph on the Grand Slam Stage Once Made American Tennis Icon Extremely Emotional

Published 02/06/2023, 9:01 AM EST

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In 2018, when Roger Federer won his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, he made the whole world cry with his emotional acceptance speech after winning this beautiful feat. However, he also made another tennis legend Chris Evert cry over his beautiful victory.

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The Swiss Maestro played the last tennis match of his illustrious professional career at the Laver Cup last year. While saying goodbye, he made everyone cry over his sudden departure from the sport. Moreover, the tennis legend connected with fans in two ways; the flawless tennis player on the tennis court and an amazing human being off the tennis court. 

When Roger Federer made Chris Evert cry 

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The Swiss Maestro won his incredible 20th Grand Slam championship at the 2018 Australian Open despite battling injuries. In addition, he made history by being the first male player to win the 20th Grand Slam title. The Swiss ace got a little emotional after winning the title during his acceptance speech, sharing his feelings with the public and even crying happy tears.

After seeing the former world’s number-one cry, the 18-time Grand Slam champion tweeted a special message regarding Federer. She wrote, “Nobody makes me cry like Roger Federer…no one… there is no one like him…”

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The legendary American tennis player was one of the tennis fans who sobbed with Federer after the Swiss player won his 20th grand slam title. Who would have guessed that his victory in 2018 would stand as the pinnacle of his professional career? Additionally, the Swiss Maestro retired the previous year. The Ice Maiden spoke about her feelings of emotional connection to Federer.

Evert shares her emotional connection with Federer 

The 18-time Grand Slam champion in a heartwarming video opened up about her admiration for the Swiss Maestro. She also revealed that the tennis legend has always been her favorite player. Not only that, but she also conveyed that he is the only tennis player who made her cry whenever he would end up losing a match. 

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Additionally, the 68-year-old tennis player also mentioned that the former world number one is a great sport both on and off the tennis court.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.
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