Roger Federer writes an emotional tribute to the Queen

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ROGER FEDERER has led tennis' tributes to Queen Elizabeth II following her passing at the age of 96 on Thursday

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Rafael Nadal likewise communicated his sympathies to the Regal Family as the brandishing scene kept on honoring the Unified Realm's longest-supreme ruler

Rafael Nadal likewise communicated his sympathies to the Regal Family as the brandishing scene kept on honoring the Unified Realm's longest-supreme ruler

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Leading tributes from across the sport of tennis, 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer wrote

Leading tributes from across the sport of tennis, 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer wrote

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“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Royal Majesty. Her elegance, grace and loyalty to her duty will live on in history.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Her Royal Majesty. Her elegance, grace and loyalty to her duty will live on in history.

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I would like to send my thoughts and condolences to the entire Royal Family and Great Britain.”

I would like to send my thoughts and condolences to the entire Royal Family and Great Britain.”

“She was very friendly, very relaxed. You could tell she has done this a million times. She made everybody feel very special at the table, one of those things you'll never forget and be able to tell to your kids or someone down the line.”

In spite of the fact that she was well known for her affection for horse racing, the Sovereign periodically went to tennis occasions during her 70-year reign and Wimbledon specifically. Notwithstanding her 2010 visit, she granted

In addition to her 2010 visit, she awarded Australia's Bar Laver the Wimbledon singles prize in 1962 and did likewise for England's Virginia Swim following her singles outcome in 1977.