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Federer on his exit and holding Nadal's hand: 'It's maybe a secret thank you'

By Christopher Clarey

28 Sep 2022 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

It is the beginning of the end for a golden era in tennis. In this exclusive New York Times interview Roger Federer opens up about his final moments as a professional tennis star.


Roger Federer, newly retired, was back in Switzerland on Monday night after flying home from London, where he wrapped up a whirlwind farewell to his competitive career with one last match at the Laver Cup.

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