Roger Federer, hailed by many as the Greatest of All-time in the world of tennis, announced his retirement from the sport after next week’s Laver Cup in London.
Spanning for more than two decades of Roger Federer wielding the tennis racket and a career that changes the landscape of the sport by leading to the new heights of success and popularity will end after the Laver Cup after the player announces his retirement at the age of 41. Follow us here for more tennis live updates and actions!
The 41 year old accomplished a very successful 20 year career as a tennis player as he won 20 Grand Slam single titles that lead to redefined the tennis through his dominant and brilliant passion and affected the lives of many aspiring tennis players including the Spanish teen sensation in Carlos Alcaraz who recently won the US Open.
Followed by the retirement of the American Tennis player Serena Williams just earlier this month, after her emotional exit during the third round of US Open last month, Federer followed the same path as his knee injury keeps on hampering his career causing him to miss out previous tournaments.
In his long statement in social media, “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” he said. “I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I am 41 years old.”
Roger Federer played a total of 1,500 matches in a 24 year career. Became the most decorative tennis player to accomplish many titles and feats. He gave his fans a sign of relief as he emphasizes that he will play his final tour in Laver Cup teaming up with his long time rival and friend Rafael Nadal.
Soon after his quarter final exit in the Wimbledon 2021 to Hubert Hurkacz, he underwent surgery to repair the damage to meniscus and cartilage in his right knee. This is his third knee surgery in the span of almost 11 years.
Rafael Nadal wrote his appreciation on his twitter to the legend, “I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world. It’s been a pleasure but also an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court.”
“We will have many more moments to share together in the future, there are still lots of things to do,” he added. “I’ll see you in London.”
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