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WATCH: Roger Federer Sends Heartfelt Message To Serena Williams Following Her Retirement

It is clearly visible that Roger Federer is not prepared for Serena Williams saying goodbye to the sport. In a video posted by the ATP soon following her exit from the 2022 US Open, the Swiss professional tennis player left a priceless message for Williams.

The tennis family will always welcome you with open arms: Roger Federer tells Serena

Like other tennis lovers worldwide, Roger Federer is also not ready for Serena Williams to wish goodbye to the sport as he left a priceless message for the tennis icon. On Saturday, a video was posted by the ATP shortly after her emotional US Open 2022 exit.

The focus of the subsequent Grand Slam occasion of 2022 was Serena Williams. Leading the contest, she indicated that it could be her remaining look on the court docket as a participant as she seems to “evolve” from the game.

The message Federer posted on ATP social-media pages with the caption, “Swiss Maestro 🤝 Serena #ThankYouSerena.”

“I know it’s probably with mixed feelings you’re leaving this wonderful sport that has given you everything and more. I wish you all the best with your family. I think back at ’99 at the US Open when you played Martina Hingis, I stayed up late to watch you battle it out as that was the beginning to your incredible career that you’ve had ever since.”

“I think the future is going to be wonderful for you. I’m sure it is. Please return to tennis. The tennis community and family will always welcome you with open arms and always be happy to see you again, so please return.”

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“For now enjoy this moment, enjoy the US Open, enjoy everything that’s coming this next couple of weeks even though it might be hard for you. But I’m thinking of you and all my respect. I wish you all the very best for your future. Take care Serena.” 

Concluding the match, the 23-time Slam winner was given a standing ovation from the Arthur Ashe crowd as she struggled to hold back her tears in an on-court interview.

The 40-year-old stated: “Oh my God! Thank you so much. You guys were amazing today. I tried. Ajla just played a little bit better. Thank you, Daddy. I know you’re watching. Thanks, Mom. Oh, my God. Just I thank everyone that’s here, that’s been on my side for so many years, decades. Oh, my gosh, literally decades. But it all started with my parents. And they deserve everything. So I’m really grateful for them. Oh, my God. These are happy tears, I guess. And I wouldn’t be Serena if there wasn’t Venus, so thank you, Venus. She’s the only reason that Serena Williams ever existed.” [H/T Hindustan Times]

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