The legendary tennis player Roger Federer wrote a very touching letter to Lionel Messi. After 26 years, Messi assisted Argentina in winning the FIFA World Cup. The two are recognized as two of the greatest athletes of all time. They have revolutionized their respective sports and inspired players and fans alike for decades.
In TIME Magazine, Roger Federer lauded soccer great Lionel Messi. The 36-year-old was listed in the ‘Titan’ category of the magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2023. He was given the title for the excellence he has attained in soccer during the past almost two decades, both individually and collectively.
Roger Federer 🤝 Lionel Messi
Greatness recognises greatness 🐐 pic.twitter.com/FeKqHsSSZv
— Eurosport (@eurosport) September 14, 2023
“What stands out to me about Messi is his consistent greatness over so many years,” Roger said. He continued to appreciate and told how the journey to the World Cup victory was glorious. He added, “Messi can inspire future generations. I can only hope we get to see his unique creativity and artistry for a little bit longer. Don’t blink too often as Messi performs on the pitch. You may miss something incredible from the man of the moment. Thank you, Leo.”
Federer continued to praise his gameplay and techniques. Many believe that Messi is the best soccer player who has ever lived. During his almost two-decade career, he has won every major award in the game. Similar to Federer in tennis, the Argentine raised the bar for soccer and did so with an elegance and artistry that had never been seen before.
Roger Federer and Lionel Messi share a remarkable friendship
Lionel Messi praised Swiss maestro Roger Federer, calling the 20-time Grand Slam singles champion “an example for any athletes.” After Federer announced his retirement, Messi took to Instagram to post a few words of admiration for him.
“A genius, unique in the history of tennis and an example for any athlete. The best in your new stage, we will miss seeing you on the court making us enjoy, Roger Federer,” Messi said in his Instagram post for the Swiss champion.
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The Swiss Genius will be regarded as one of the finest athletes to have ever graced the sport. Thanks to his 20 Grand Slam victories and numerous other historic records he is considered a GOAT. While Messi applauded the Swiss as he announced his retirement, Federer too hasn’t hesitated in showing his awe for the soccer player.
Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi, defeated France in the FIFA World Cup 2022 championship match at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar. And since the historic victory by the Argentinian team, Messi has further cemented himself in the list of greatest sportsmen of all time.
While the entire world appreciated and lauded Leo, great personalities like Barak Obama, Ronaldinho, and David Beckham along with others commended Messi for the great feat. Among those stars, Federer was also one of the celebrities who praised Messi.
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Both players have taken their respective sports to a level where they are now recognized globally. Both athletes are considered GOATs, and rightly so. The records and achievements they have achieved individually speak a ton about their exceptional talent and personalities.