The disputed former FIFA president has praised his compatriot on the eve of his final game as a professional in the Laver Cup.
Roger Federer’s retirement leaves no one indifferent. Nor to his compatriots, as Sepp Blatter, former FIFA President, who has been investigated for corruption offences. The 86-year-old Swiss took to his Twitter account to thank the sports legend.
“Tonight at the Laver Cup, the best tennis player in history bids farewell. Dear Roger, congratulations and thank you for all you have done for the sport. And my greatest admiration for all your titles, victories and triumphs. Good luck with your new career!”, he wrote on his networks.
The former world football coxswain was acquitted of the charges against him last July. Hey guys, I’m back, still going strong, seven years of lies are over. Now the game is back in the right direction. Or as Michel Platini says: they will hear from us again”, he wrote after the end of the trial.
For his part, Roger Federer was applauded this morning when he was introduced with his Team Europa teammates at the start of the Laver Cup. The crowd at the O2 in London gave him warm and moving applause at the day before his farewell, which will take place this afternoon, around 4:30 p.m. (Chilean time), when he and Rafael Nadal will play a doubles match against Americans Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock.
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