adplus-dvertising
Hot Stories

All-round tributes to Roger Federer, Switzerland’s number one ambassador in the world & More Latest News Here

 

Roger Federer celebrates his doubles victory at the Beijing Olympics with his teammate Stanislas Wawrinka, August 2008. Keystone / Alessandro Della Bella

‘Thunderclap’, ‘dreaded moment’, ‘end of an era’ ‘thank you’, ‘legend’, ‘maestro’: social networks quickly buzzed at the announcement of Roger Federer’s retirement, lining up the photos and sad emoticons. According to the director of Swiss Presence Nicolas Bideau, “never has anyone had such an impact on the image of Switzerland in the world”.

This content was published on September 15, 2022 – 20:16

Frédéric Boillat, RTS / sj

“I was gifted with a gift for playing tennis and I raised it to a level I never could have imagined and for much longer than I thought possible,” Roger Federer explained Thursday in his farewell letter to the competition, a few words that alone sum up the rain of tributes received by the Basel player after his announcement, shared, liked and quoted thousands of times in a few minutes on social networks.

>> Read also the article announcing Federer’s retirement: Roger Federer announces his retirementExternal link

Anonymous, politicians and sports stars have all commented there, always laudatory and benevolent towards the one who has aroused a unique enthusiasm in Switzerland throughout his career and who will leave an indelible mark in sport. global.

A gentleman on and off the courts

The Federal Councilor in charge of Sports Viola Amherd welcomed in a press release the withdrawal of a “very great, not only as an athlete, but also as a man”, a “gentleman on and off the courts” and an “example for a whole generation”. “It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of tennis and Roger Federer and it was always a great joy to see him play,” continued the Valaisanne, remembering in particular the lost 2019 final at Wimbledon. , which was “worthy of a thriller”.

“He was an exceptional ambassador for our country while remaining modest. He is a man with his feet on the ground, a family man”, also declared the minister in Forum, who said that he understood his decision and wished him the best for his future.

According to the director of Swiss Presence Nicolas Bideau, “never has anyone had such an impact on the image of Switzerland in the world”. Artist, reliable, modest, humble, Roger Federer perfectly embodied the image of Switzerland, he also noted in the Forum program of Swiss Radio and Television (RTS).

Since March 2021, Roger Federer has also become the face of Switzerland Tourism. After his hit last year with Robert De NiroExternal link, Roger Federer shared the bill this year with another American film star, Anne Hathaway. The video has already been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. Without articulating the cost of the operation, Switzerland Tourism described it as “profitable”.

The . was even displayed in large format in Times Square in New York, offering Switzerland as a tourist destination “a visibility never before achieved”, estimated Switzerland Tourism.

In 2018, the director of Presence Switzerland Nicolas Bideau explained to RTSExternal link that Roger Federer is “the only person” recognized immediately. “The values ​​that we can feel through him, in particular his game, his reliability, his quality, his durability, his fair play, terribly embody this Switzerland”, he added.

>> Read our 2011 article on the reasons for the commercial success of the Roger Federer brand:

“You changed the game”

Swiss Tennis, the apex of tennis in Switzerland, has for its part spread out on a large photo the formidable prize list of Roger Federer. The mayor of Biel Erich Fehr, a city in which Roger Federer trained at the start of his career, unearthed a photo of the inauguration of the street which has borne the name of the tennis champion since 2016.

The official website of Wimbledon, one of Basel’s favorite tournaments which he has won eight times, has thanked a ‘champion in every sense of the word’ for the joy and memories he has given so many people. Roland-Garros, Grand Slam which has often refused to Switzerland, also published a photo and a short text to greet “the end of a legendary career”.

External content

A ‘sad’ day for Nadal

His lifelong opponent Rafael Nadal also wrote a note to “his friend and his rival” on Twitter, speaking of a “day he never wanted to see happen, a sad day for him and world sport”. The Spaniard evokes “the honor and the privilege of having shared all these years with him” and wishes him the best, to him, to Mirka and to the children.

“Thank you for the memories shared. It has been an honor to share time and experiences on the most hallowed grounds of sport. Give news”, for his part declared Andy Roddick on Twitter, while Juan Martin Del Potro published a “I LOVE YOU” in capital letters.

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee wrapped up the celebrations on Twitter: “Roger Federer is a gentleman on and off the court, and a true Olympic champion. Congratulations on your outstanding career, good luck for the future. I hope our paths can cross again.”

In accordance with JTI standards

In accordance with JTI standards

More: SWI swissinfo.ch certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

All-round tributes to Roger Federer, Switzerland’s number one ambassador in the world
& Latest News Update

I have tried to give all kinds of news to all of you latest news today 2022 through this website and you are going to like all this news very much because all the news we always give in this news is always there. It is on trending topic and whatever the latest news was

it was always our effort to reach you that you keep getting the Electricity News, Degree News, Donate News, Bitcoin News, Trading News, Real Estate News, Gaming News, Trending News, Digital Marketing, Telecom News, Beauty News, Banking News, Travel News, Health News, Cryptocurrency News, Claim News latest news and you always keep getting the information of news through us for free and also tell you people. Give that whatever information related to other types of news will be

All-round tributes to Roger Federer, Switzerland’s number one ambassador in the world
& More Live News

All this news that I have made and shared for you people, you will like it very much and in it we keep bringing topics for you people like every time so that you keep getting news information like trending topics and you It is our goal to be able to get

all kinds of news without going through us so that we can reach you the latest and best news for free so that you can move ahead further by getting the information of that news together with you. Later on, we will continue

to give information about more today world news update types of latest news through posts on our website so that you always keep moving forward in that news and whatever kind of information will be there, it will definitely be conveyed to you people.

All-round tributes to Roger Federer, Switzerland’s number one ambassador in the world
& More News Today

All this news that I have brought up to you or will be the most different and best news that you people are not going to get anywhere, along with the information Trending News, Breaking News, Health News, Science News, Sports News, Entertainment News, Technology News, Business News, World News of this made available to all of you so that you are always connected with the news, stay ahead in the matter and keep getting today news all types of news for free till today so that you can get the news by getting it. Always take two steps forward

The Article Is In French🡽

Back to top button