Roger Federer’s tweet after David Ferrer defeat is perhaps best tribute ever

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 | 0

There’s no denying that Roger Federer is a role model to many; not just because of his unprecedented on-court success over the years, but because of his humane nature as well.

Going by that, his latest social media activity is hardly a surprise, but worth a mention!

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, paid a rich tribute to David Ferrer, who played his final Grand Slam match at the US Open on Monday.

“Ultimate respect for road warrior @DavidFerrer87,” Federer wrote to his 12.3 million followers.

While trailing 3-6 4-3 against fellow Spaniard and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, Ferrer pulled the plug due a calf injury.

“I think it’s [the calf muscle] broken. But anyway I have really good memories here at the US Open,” said Ferrer, who left the court in tears.

“My last Grand Slam of my career… I’m so sorry because I can’t finish the match but thank you very much and I will miss you a lot.”

Meanwhile, Nadal will take on Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the second round on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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