Roger Federer’s final tennis match at the Laver Cup recently and his farewell ceremony set inspiring examples for the world to witness. Here was an athlete who was bidding goodbye to his 24-year-old sporting career and his greatest rivals were alongside him, shedding constant tears. Federer holding hands with Rafael Nadal and crying together is probably the greatest moment in sports history.
On day 2 of the Laver Cup, during the singles match between Novak Djokovic and Tiafoe, there was another moment which will be remembered for years to come. In a video shared by Laver Cup’s official Twitter account, Roger Federer turns water boy for his once rival Novak.
— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 24, 2022
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It is not only a sportsman’s talent that makes him great, but the way he treats his rivals on and off the court speaks volumes about his character and spirit. Several people lauded Federer for his kindness. Here’s what they said:
By coming together for Roger & despite the competitive sport, these guys have displayed dignity,grace & respect for each other, the true values of sports. https://t.co/2O7zQl4RHr
— Lsmurthi (@murthilawyer28) September 25, 2022
Humility at its best… ready to help in whatever capacity for his team! An act of kindness …. truly inspirational and doing this to one of his greatest rival!!!
— Jojo Anida (@jdanida19) September 24, 2022
What a legend. He keeps on showing who he truly is every day.
— Warren (@Warren64145302) September 24, 2022
Roger the best host. He takes care of the players who comes to his tournament.
— The monk (@monkparam) September 25, 2022
That’s what real leaders do. Lead by example whether playing, coaching, motivating and yes, providing water for mates. Love it!
— Miko (@MikoAmghp) September 24, 2022
No hesitation whatsoever. Stand up guy, this Roger Federer.
— Mitch de Padua (@mitch_dep) September 26, 2022
He’s going to be missed on the tour as a player but I’m sure we’ll see RF in other roles around tennis.
— Paulofthepool🇺🇦🇪🇺 (@paulofthepool) September 25, 2022
There might be many great sportspersons, but there’s only one Roger Federer.