Roger Federer Resignation: The Gentleman's Game - Sport

Roger Federer has refined the game of tennis for over a quarter of a century. Not only because of the 20 Grand Slam titles, but also because of his polite, calm manner, future tennis will miss him.


Barbara Klimke

In July of this year he stepped through the green door below the Royal Box again to great cheering, but for the first time his step was a little hesitant than usual. Dressed in a black suit with a dark tie - no headband, no racket bag in hand - as he took his place on the lawn at Center Court's anniversary celebrations alongside other past winners, there was perhaps already a hint of melancholy at this unfamiliar attire in the air.

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