Roger Federer has lost none of his lustre

Roger Federer plays Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10,...

Roger Federer plays Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:59 PM ET

TORONTO - The standing ovation wasn't loud enough or long enough.

It should still be going on now.

It should be ringing in our ears.

How else to say goodbye to Roger Federer, if this is, in fact, goodbye. How else to say farewell and thanks to a generational athlete, a one-of-a-kind like we've never seen before, may never witness again.

Federer is 33 years old, ancient by tennis standards --the oldest player to win the Rogers Cup back when it had another name was 30-year-old Ivan Lendl--and yet he's still fit, still fighting, not playing the greatest ever tennis that made him so special, but with still enough to hang in, and that's about all he did in the final Sunday of the Canadian Open at Rexall Centre.


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