Just seeing the ‘Big Four’ back together was a ‘had to be there moment,’ as Federer and Nadal were reduced to tears during an on-court presentation, holding hands in an iconic, viral sporting moment of the year.
“Now, moving forward, it's going to be different but good different. I got a taste of it the last few years, so I'll be fine,” joked Federer, referring to recent stints on the sidelines, before reassuring his worldwide supporters; “To the game of tennis: I love you and will never leave you.”
2022 marked the final collective season of the ‘Big Four’. Their unprecedented dominance has spoilt the sporting world, it will never be seen again.
Time to reflect, time to welcome new names on the rolls of honour.