Federer announced his impending retirement in a lengthy statement on Thursday, confirming that next week’s Laver Cup would be his final tournament. His news rocked the tennis world, with his rivals and colleagues flocking to send messages and pay tribute to the 103-time title winner.
But world No 446 Sandgren went against the norm as he jokingly sent the tennis legend an x-rated message. The pair faced off in the quarter-final of the 2020 Australian Open, where the American was unable to convert seven match points and ultimately lost to the six-time champion in Melbourne.
The former world No 41 took to Twitter to post a photo from the epic match, writing: “Roger is one of the greatest champions ever. What an absolute legend. Just an incredible sportsman and ambassador for the game. I’m privileged to have done battle with him.”
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