“I won’t do that, it’s sad”

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Roger Federer ends his career.
Then he promises not to make a “Björn Borg”.
– I’ve told Björn that too, it’s sad, he says.

It was last week that the news hit the tennis world like a bomb. Roger Federer, 41, ends his career, and he does so as one of the absolute greatest in history. Federer has had huge problems with injuries over the past year, and has not played a match since Wimbledon last year, when he lost to Hubert Hurkacz.

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Federer plays his very last competition this weekend, in the ATP event Laver Cup in London. Despite Federer’s age and his injury history, the tennis world is now mourning the retirement of one of the absolute greatest of all time. Federer has been a fantastic ambassador for tennis, and in 24 years as a professional, over 1,500 matches were played and a CV few can match. There were six wins in the Australian Open, one win in the French Open, eight(!) Wimbledon titles and five US Opens.

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190714 Roger Federer (SUI) captured during the final of the Gentlemen’s Singles on Center Court. The Championships 2019. Held at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Day 13 Sunday 14/07/2019. Credit: AELTC/Joel Marklund Photo: Joel Marklund / AELTC / BILDBYRÅN

But what lies ahead for Roger Federer? In an interview with Swiss Blick, the icon opens up about the future – and also with a pass against the Swedish icon Björn Borg. Federer believes that he is open to being seen a lot in connection with major tournaments, and he should even be able to think of a job in television. And that’s where the criticism – and the big comparison – against Björn Borg comes in. When the Swede ended his career early, he largely disappeared from tennis.

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The criticism against Borg’s election

It is only in recent years that Borg has been seen more in connection with major events in tennis, and it is not a path that Federer wants to walk.

– I don’t want the fans to think that I disappear completely. I’ve always thought it was sad when superstars quit and then you never see them again. I told Björn Borg that too, he didn’t appear at Wimbledon for 25 years after he quit. Everyone does what they want, but I think it’s sad for the sake of the fans. I’m not like that. I love this sport too much to leave it completely, says Roger Federer to Blick, according to Aftonbladet.

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160717 Björn Borg in the audience during the singles final during day 8 of the Swedish open on July 17, 2016 in Båstad. Photo: Mathilda Ahlberg / BILDBYRÅN

In the Laval Cup, Federer’s last competition, however, Björn Borg will be present. He is the captain of Team Europe in the competition, and that is not something that Federer takes lightly.

– It will be a nice ending. London is close to my heart and it feels good to have someone like Björn Borg on the coaching bench, says Federer.

Roger Federer will not play any singles matches this weekend, but will play in the doubles, and many now hope he will play rival Rafael Nadal in what will be his final appearance on the big stage.

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