There will never be another tennis player loved as much as Roger Federer, according to Express readers. The Swiss maestro, widely considered as the most skilful player to have picked up a racket, retired from the sport last month amid emotional scenes at the Laver Cup in London.
Again, the poll wasn’t even close, with 61% of people conceding they too shed a tear, as opposed to the 39% who kept their emotions in check. But it seems there won’t be another chance for fans to bid farewell anytime soon, with Federer having turned down an invitation to attend the Swiss Indoors this month.
“I would like to thank the Swiss Indoors for their willingness to welcome me in Basel this year,” the 10-time title winner in Basel said in a statement, before explaining he needed time to come to terms with recent events. “I’ve been trying to process everything that’s happened lately.”