Roger Federer, adored by some, respected by all, this Friday will put an end to almost 25 years of an exceptional tennis career, with a final match alongside his great rival and friend Rafael Nadal, at the Laver Cup in London.
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“I don't know if I can manage all this” , admitted the 41-year-old Swiss at a press conference on Thursday, when asked if he feared that emotion would overwhelm him at different key moments of this unique day.
“In the past I had very hard moments, sometimes I was horribly nervous, before matches over the course of all these years,” he added. With 157 career finals in his career, 31 of them at Grand Slams (20 titles), you'd think Federer had enough experience not to get tense. But the fact that that stage fright never went away also explains the longevity and success of his career.
“I could really come every time and say 'I hope to win this tournament' for, I don't know, 15 years or more. That's been a privilege,” he acknowledged.
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Federer's last dance
The game is scheduled for around 2:20 p.m. m., Colombian time.
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