Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer was recently in Tokyo, Japan, for an event with his apparel sponsor UNIQLO. After returning from the trip, the 20-time Grand Slam champion shared a few photos of himself exploring the country.
Federer wrote on Instagram, “Tokyo you were amazing as always! Loved seeing all my fans and spending time in such a special place. Thank you @uniqlo for hosting.”
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During his trip, Mr. Federer, who retired in September, participated in a tennis event organized by UNIQLO at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo. The former world No. 1 even played his first practice tennis match since retiring from the sport.
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According to a tweet from UNIQLO Ambassadors, Mr. Federer teamed up with local player Shingo Kunieda – the world number 1 in men’s wheelchair tennis. The two played against Gordon Reid, the British world number 4 in wheelchair tennis, and another local player, Kurumi Nara, a former world number 32 in the World Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.
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In that case, Mr. Federer revealed that he had last visited Japan with his family three years ago. He even said his family was disappointed not to join him on this trip.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer retired from professional tennis in September after playing his last match at the Laver Cup. Federer played alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal while representing Team Europe, but didn’t have the best result possible, as the duo ended up losing their match. However, on social media, the 41-year-old advised his fans not to think too long about that “perfect ending”.
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