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32-Year-Old Tennis Player, Who Had a Heart-Breaking Wimbledon Moment With Roger Federer, Reveals First Reaction to His Retirement – ‘the News Came Out And..’

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Roger Federer‘s emotional retirement from tennis at the 2022 Laver Cup will be etched in the memory of fans for years to come. However, it was not just the fans who were emotionally moved by the Swiss Maestro’s final appearance. Even archrivals of the Swiss tennis legend, like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, shed a few tears. Unsurprisingly, the effect of his retirement is still felt in the tennis world. In a recent interview, a British tennis player, who played against the 20-time Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon, shared his views on Federer’s retirement.

The British tennis player, Marcus Willis, has had a remarkable journey in the sport. In 2016, he made headlines when he played against tennis legend Roger Federer at the Wimbledon Championships on Centre Court. Willis was met with a rousing reception from the fans despite his loss. He was later dubbed the “British underdog” for his unexpected rise to fame. After his Wimbledon debut, Willis struggled with injuries and a lack of funding. He eventually retired from the sport in 2019. However, at the end of 2021, a chance encounter reignited his passion for the game.

Willis shares his views about the retirement of Roger Federer

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Willis’ hard work paid off in September 2022 when he won his first doubles title in Madrid. It was the same week Federer announced his retirement. The British player shared, “The news came out and honestly I felt like crying,” in an interview with ATPTour.com. For Willis, Federer has been an inspiration and a role model. He has always looked up to the Swiss tennis legend and has learned a lot from him.

Willis’ journey back to professional tennis has been a rollercoaster ride. Despite facing many challenges, he hasn’t given up. He has always believed in himself and his abilities, and that’s what has kept him going. Willis is excited about the prospect of playing against some of the best players in the world and testing himself. He knows that it won’t be easy, but he’s ready for the challenge.

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Willis worked hard to get back into shape and played his first tournament back in July 2021.

Fans and tennis players await Federer’s return to tennis

Along with millions of fans and several tennis personalities, Tim Henman also expressed his desire to see Roger Federer return to Wimbledon. Although he is uncertain about the role Federer would play. The former ATP star and friend of Federer hopes to see him in some capacity as he is an incredible ambassador for the sport.

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Federer is currently in talks with the BBC for a commentator role, and fans are excited about his potential return to tennis in any capacity. Would like to see the Swiss Maestro in this year’s Wimbledon Championships?

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