Legendary Tennis player, Roger Federer announced his retirement from his illustrious career after playing the final match during the Laver Cup. After announcing his retirement last week, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was seen playing a doubles game alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the final match of his decorated career on Friday, September 23.
However, it wasn’t a fairytale ending for Roger Federer as he and Nadal suffered defeat at the hands of Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock from Team World. While fans took to social media and congratulated the legendary for such a memorable career, Pakistan cricket team skipper Babar Azam was trolled by fans for wishing tennis legend Roger Federer a happy retirement. Know why.
Taking to Twitter, Babar Azam was among many cricketers who wished Roger Federer on his retirement. He wrote, “Greatness personified. One of a kind. Iconic. Happy retirement, you absolute legend @rogerfederer”. However, the Pakistan skipper was trolled by fans as one of the Twitter users shared an old video where Babar can be seen struggling to remember the Swiss maestro’s name.
Greatness personified. One of a kind. Iconic.
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 24, 2022
In the promotional clip, Babar Azam had to tell Federer’s name by just looking at his photo in tennis gear. The 27-year-old tried to recognize the tennis legend for a few seconds but couldn’t recall the exact name until the show’s host intervened.
— Neelabh (@CricNeelabh) September 24, 2022
You don't even know him properly
And just for the sake of being cool, you are posting it…..
Kya kya karna padta hai logo ko pic.twitter.com/liZUC8DhFo
— Priya 🌸❄ (@priya_jajoo) September 24, 2022
Wowwww…. This shows how Velli you were🤣😭
Thankyou for searching and consuming your time….💁♀️🤣
— Zainab Furqan (@FurqanZainab) September 24, 2022
— Ajit (@ailwas_18) September 24, 2022
Show off ki duniya hai 😂
— Raj (@im_akhand) September 24, 2022
The 41-year-old legend will always be remembered as one of the greatest ever to have played the sport of tennis, having broken almost every record. While speaking in his final post-match interview, Roger Federer revealed his feelings on how it felt to team up and play alongside Rafael Nadal.
The Swiss ace said, “It has been a wonderful day. I told the guys, ‘I’m happy. I’m not sad.’ So, it feels great to be here. I enjoyed tying my shoes one more time and everything was the last time. I am so happy I made it through and the match was great. I couldn’t be happier. It’s been wonderful. And of course, playing with Rafael Nadal on the same team and having the guys, everybody here, all the legends – Rocket (Rod Laver), Edberg Stefan, thank you!”