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Tom Brady talks about tennis great Roger Federer

Following tennis legend Roger Federer’s retirement announcement, the NFL’s own great quarterback had some kind words to say about Federer.

Update:

The NFL offseason saw quarterback Tom Brady retire and then un-retire just 40 days later. It’s a tough decision for someone as competitive and successful as Brady is and has been.

So when tennis legend Roger Federer announced his decision to retire on Thursday, Brady had some things to say.

“He had a great run,” said Brady of Federer. “He maximized his opportunities. That’s all we can ask for ourselves.”

Federer was the best player in tennis for many years, with 104 singles titles, including 20 Grand Slams and a record eight Wimbledon titles. He will play one last tournament at the Laver Cup next week.

Brady and the Buccaneers, on the other hand, will play the New Orleans Saints this weekend - his Achilles’ Heel - as talks continue of this being his real last season in the NFL.

Though Serena Williams, who also recently retired, said on Wednesday that Brady “started a really cool trend”, it’s unlikely that Federer will follow in his footsteps and un-retire. At 41 years old, he’s had a rough last few years dealing with knee injuries. With all he has accomplished, he should feel good about retiring as one of the world’s best ever tennis greats.

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