"Habits Never Retire..." Sachin Tendulkar Shared An Emotional Tweet For Roger Federer
In a long post on Thursday, September 15, tennis icon Roger Federer announced his retirement form the sport. The 41-year-old Switzerland-born legend, who’s been struggling with injuries in the past few years, finally called it a day, announcing that the upcoming Laver Cup 2022, which will be held on September 23, 24 and 25 in London, will be his last tour.
The first men’s player to win 20 grand slam titles, Roger Federer announced his decision via a Twitter post that broke the internet as millions of his fans shared their memories of him and paid their tributes for the Swiss star.
From Cricket's legend to the Tennis legend, Sachin Tendulkar’s tributary tweet
Among all the wishes, from fans and celebrities from across all fields around the globe, one special tweet which has gone viral is that of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is currently part of the Road Safety World Series T20 tournament.
Tendulkar and Federer are known to be good friends and both have shared some great memories in the past.
"What a career, @rogerfederer. We fell in love with your brand of tennis. Slowly, your tennis became a habit. And habits never retire, they become a part of us," Sachin Tendulkar tweeted. "Thank you for all the wonderful memories."
Here, check out Sachin Tendulkar's tweet for Roger Federer; from one GOAT to another GOAT:
What a career, @rogerfederer. We fell in love with your brand of tennis. Slowly, your tennis became a habit. And habits never retire, they become a part of us.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 15, 2022
Thank you for all the wonderful memories. pic.twitter.com/FFEFWGLxKR
Federer won his first grand slam in the year 2003 - the Wimbledon title. Overall, he’s won 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open titles. The 41-year-old has been struggling with a knee injury for a long time and has been out of action since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon 2021.
He is at the third position in terms of the total number of grand slam titles with 20 - behind Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21).
In his Twitter post, Federer wrote: “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I have worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt and now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.
“The Laver Cup next week will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future of course but just not in grand slams or on the tour.”
To my tennis family and beyond,— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022