Roger Federer said goodbye to tennis and until the last day he left his stamp on a track. Of the Swiss, winner of 20 Grand Slams and 103 titles, 310 weeks as number one in the world, the main thing that stands out is his way of understanding tennis, his way of playing, his plasticity, which managed to combine like no one else playing beautifully and also win. Legends of the sport like McEnroe have claimed that they have not seen anyone play as beautifully as Roger. And until the last day he invented and showed something that had not been seen before on a tennis court.

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For the final dance he chose the Laver Cup. He admitted that he was not there to play a single, but a doubles “competitively”. His partner could not be other than Rafa Nadal, his great rival, his friend too, the man who brought him down to earth when he was the absolute dominator of the circuit and also the one who showed him that he needed to improve. In the third game, with 40-15 for the Europa team, this happened:

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It seemed that even the court had sided with the Swiss on his last day, because the ball touches and enters. The point seemed for Rafa-Roger, but it was not clear what had happened. We had to wait for the repetition to verify it.

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Almost everything had been seen on a tennis court, points that are achieved from the side when they open up a lot of angle, for example, but not sneak the ball right through the hole next to the post. So much precision… And also, with the fortune of being fired and entering the track. Everyone stood still and after checking what had happened, they were all eyes. The point was for the rest of the world team, that is not legal. Alcaraz, who was witnessing the meeting from his house, intervened: “Federer doing Federer things”wrote.

The Swiss, therefore, leaves tennis with another impossible point on a day that he will never forget, what was seen from the beginning, since nostalgia was noticed on social networks, saying, for example, that he had done a thousand times picking up the rackets and going to the court, but this time it was special. There was no one who did not seek a hug from the protagonist of the day, who faced the day mainly with a smile. He already said it: “This is a party, not a funeral.”