Roger Federer plans to play in the evening doubles match at the Laver Cup on Friday in what he says will be his final match as a professional tennis player.
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“Since it’s out, I’m better. Writing the letter took a lot of energy. It was very moving, especially for my parents and [Federer’s wife] Mirka.
“In the meantime I can talk about the resignation easily, I didn’t expect that.
“A few days after Wimbledon, in July. The knee just wasn’t progressing anymore. I asked myself: what’s the point? We had been on thin ice for a long time. I know it’s the right decision, the only good decision.
“I am quite surprised how well I am playing in practice here. But it was already clear beforehand that I would only play doubles, probably on Friday evening. That’s why playing the Swiss Indoors in Basel was no longer an option.
“It was tough, the whole comeback was extremely difficult. I was so far from 100 percent. Reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon was unbelievable for me. The last set against [Hurbert] Hurkacz was one of the worst hours of my career.”
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“Maybe I can play doubles with Rafa, that would be an absolute dream,” said Federer.
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