Watching Roger Federer’s farewell match, Novak Djokovic admits, caused him to rethink his own retirement. Djokovic, 35, participated in the Laver Cup over the weekend as a member of Team Europe. The Laver Cup this year will include a discussion on Federer’s retirement.
Due to the presence of Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic in his final match, Federer received a magnificent send-off. According to Djokovic, it was the perfect send-off for Federer. He acknowledged on the court that playing in London, one of the most important tennis cities in the world, and having his family, team, and friends around him were all advantages.
Simply said, it was a very emotional and poignant event. Before he retired, Federer and Nadal played doubles. Federer broke down in tears after the game due to his intense emotions. He marked Federer’s farewell as a legacy and iconic in the history of tennis player retirements.
In response to Federer’s decision to retire, Nadal, his fiercest rival, also broke down in tears. It showed how much respect and admiration Nadal had for Federer. Djokovic believed it was the best way to say goodbye to tennis while he was at The O2 Arena.
Andy Murray and Djokovic, two of Federer’s main rivals, were also present for the 41-year-shot. Novak Djokovic stated he wants his fiercest rivals by his side when he ends his career, similar to Roger Federer’s heartfelt farewell to the sport last week.