Chiudinelli, a retired tennis player, grew up with Federer in Switzerland and ended up representing his country alongside the 19-time Grand Slam winner in the Davis Cup. ... “In case of a defeat this would be Marco's last match...I needed to be here.” ...
Marco Chiudinelli paid an emotional tribute to Roger Federer watson.ch after his Australian Open success. The Swiss player, who retired in 2017, was one of Federer's closest childhood friends. '20: yesterday, this number is a new record in men's tennis
Marco Chiudinelli's career never panned out the way most thought it would, the biggest reason being chronic knee issues. And still, he persevered. He turned 36 ... It's always amazing to process how random tennis stardom is. To have two young players
Tennis - Swiss tennis player Marco Chiudinelli will retire from professional tennis after the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel. The 36-year-old Chiudinelli is currently ranked no. 353 in the world and has been granted a wild card into the main draw of the event.
There have been some special and emotional scenes in Basel early this week. With the loss to Robin Haase by 6-2 7-6 in the first round on Monday, Marco Chiudinelli called it a career. The former World No. 52 received an amazing tribute by the event
The second longest match of all time was actually in doubles when Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol defeated Stan Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli in seven hours, two minutes 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 24-22 in the 2013 Davis Cup first round in Geneva.
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He is the tennis star. Everyone wants to see him playing. That's why he is important for us.' In 2000, at 19 years of age, Federer made his first appearance in Halle through a wildcard invitation. At the time he was a bright promise, but not a champion
Chiudinelli and Federer played squash, table tennis and football together when they were kids before both became tennis pros. ... Chiudinelli fell to a first-round defeat to Robin Haase at the Swiss Indoors on Monday night - the last game of his pro
Roger Federer is back on Swiss Indoors central court stadium for the first time since 2015, the year he won his seventh title there beating Rafael Nadal in the final. Federer had a private training session with his fellow compatriot and close friend
On the latest ATP rankings list, there are 10 players born in 1981 and they have been led by world number 2 Roger Federer. Some of those are already retired, like Marco Chiudinelli, while Julien Benneteau played her last tournament at the US Open
When asked if he had considered how he will end his career, the 19-time Grand Slam champion replied: “Nope. “In 2017, I saw Marco Chiudinelli retiring, I was there for his last match. “I was very touched in seeing him because I have known his parents
But the 36-year-old claims his friendship with Federer has remained the same since their childhood and that the 19-time Grand Slam winner still remains grounded despite his achievements. "It's like a normal friendship," Chiudinelli told BZ via Tennis
In a column for the Swiss newspaper, Basler Zeitung, Marco Chiudinelli spoke about Roger Federer's decision of not playing anymore this year. The World No. 129 thinks that Roger is not finished with tennis and could make a successful comeback next year.