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'An unbelievable career' - Ronnie O'Sullivan pays tribute to retiring Roger Federer at Laver Cup

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Ronnie O'Sullivan has paid tribute to the retiring Roger Federer, thanking the 20-time Grand Slam singles champion for giving «the world so many magic moments».

Federer will bow out of professional tennis after the 2022 Laver Cup, bringing to a close a glittering career that began in 1998.

Ad To go along with his achievements at the majors, the Swiss star won 103 ATP singles titles and two Olympic medals, spending 310 weeks as world No.1.

Laver CupTsitsipas cruises past Schwartzman to put Team Europe into a healthy lead3 HOURS AGO O'Sullivan has enjoyed a similarly trophy-laden career since turning professional as a 16-year-old in 1992, and hailed Federer as a «massive inspiration». «Just want to say congratulations on an unbelievable career,» O'Sullivan said in a message to Federer. «I loved watching you play. »To see you come on the scene winning your first Wimbledon title, demolishing opponents in Grand Slam finals — no-one had ever seen that done before. «What you've done for tennis, the sport in general, you've been a massive inspiration to a lot of people, me included.» The 41-year-old will play alongside his great rival Rafael Nadal for Team Europe in his final professional tennis match.

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