Toni Nadal disagrees with Roger Federer’s retirement statement, thus he should go on a “farewell tour.”
Roger Federer’s tennis future was called into question after he was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarterfinals.
Toni Nadal has expressed his opinion on what Roger Federer should do as his career draws to a close. After losing to Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarter finals earlier this week, Federer has dismissed speculations that he will retire immediately.
After undergoing double knee surgery in 2020, the Swiss tennis legend has set the Wimbledon Championships as his ultimate objective.
And, despite some promising performances at his favorite Grand Slam, he seemed a shell of his old self in falling to Hurkacz on Centre Court in under two hours.
Federer refused to say whether he would play at Wimbledon again in the future after the defeat.
He stopped short of saying that he was considering retirement in the near future, insisting that he still wanted to play.
Former players have speculated that if Federer is unable to compete with the greatest players on the tour, he will not want to continue.
Toni Nadal, who coached Rafael Nadal for more than a decade, disagrees with that statement.
Federer’s legacy, according to the Spaniard, will not be tarnished by a few disappointing results near the end of his career.
Toni Nadal wants Federer to declare a “farewell tour” so that each Grand Slam may have its final moment with the 39-year-old.
He stated for El Pais, “I believe that he, as well as Novak and Rafael, will opt to quit the day they feel they have no chance of triumph.”
“And when Roger decides that day has arrived, ideally he will do it by bidding farewell to each of the four Grand Slams one by one.
“Both he and his millions of fans deserve another meeting where they can give him a standing ovation and pay appreciation to all he has done for our sport.
“No one has ever been able to mix a fluidity and grace in his ball striking and court moves with an efficiency and brilliance that is tough to replicate.
“Federer has surpassed his own discipline for all of this and much more.
“He is a sports icon in general, not just tennis.”Brinkwire Summary News”.