"I love the fact that he cries after he won big moments and big matches and his speeches" - Kim Clijsters on Roger Federer

Kim Clijsters paid tribute to Roger Federer after his retirement announcement and she highlighted his human side.

Federer has not been shy to cry on the tennis court, which we generally don't see that often, especially in men's tennis. That is something that Kim Clijsters always noticed about the Swiss legend and she spoke about it while paying tribute to Federer on Eurosport:

"I love the fact that he cries after he won big moments and big matches and his speeches. Those will by far be my favourite Roger Federer moments, besides all the beautiful tennis matches that he's played. I think it's the human side of it, the personal touches to everything that he's done is what I will appreciate and explain to my kids.”

She continued:

"To see what he's done, and the way that he's carried himself through it all, and the way that he grew and became this incredible elegant tennis player on and off the court. Very funny, it's so great. And again, it is sad, right? It is sad to see him retire but at the same time you feel so lucky to have been able to witness it. I feel really lucky that I've been able to sit up close on courts where he's been playing finals against Rafa and big moments in tennis history."

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