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‘Roger Federer was in pain when he lost to..’

Roger Federer has been struggling with a knee injury for almost three years

Roger has decided to end his career at the next week's Laver Cup, unable to overcome the

Federer has not played since the last year's Wimbledon, reaching the quarter-final at the All England Club

A few weeks earlier, Federer embraced his 18th Halle campaign, seeking the 11th title at one of

It was Federer's earliest loss in Halle, losing ground despite withdrawing from Roland Garros to prepare for

Felix was Roger's first opponent born in the 2000s, and he did well to topple the legend

The young gun fired 13 aces and faced only one break point that cost him the first set

The Canadian had a massive advantage after that and sailed through his games

The more experienced player defended all four break chances in the opening set and seized his only

He saved them with booming serves and brought the game home to level the score at 3-3

The Swiss created the only break chance with a forehand down the line winner in the next

Serving at 5-4, Roger fired two winners at 15-40 to erase break points and brought the set

Felix closed the set in style and pushed even harder in the decider after losing only two

"Roger was in pain when he lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime in Halle last year

He knew he would not have a chance at Wimbledon, as his knee hurt a lot

We hoped for a miracle, but it did not happen," Ivan Ljubicic said