Roger Federer retires: Tennis legend ends career with 20 Grand Slam titles, will play one last tournament

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Yet another tennis legend is calling it a profession. Just weeks after Serena Williams played what is thought to be her last expert competition, Roger Federer revealed Thursday that he is retiring from the sport. The Swiss tennis legend is among the most accomplished tennis gamers not just of his generation, however in the history of the sport. He won 20 Grand Slam songs titles, 3rd to Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21) — both of whom are still active.

In a declaration on his Twitter account, Federer composed the Laver Cup in London, which will be played from Sept. 23-25, will be the last expert competition he takes part in. The 41-year-old tennis excellent mentioned injury concerns as one of the primary factors he will stop playing.

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” he composed. “I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and it’s message to me lately has been clear… Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”

Federer included that while the Laver Cup will be his last occasion on the ATP trip, he “will play more tennis in the future,” however not “in Grand Slams or on the tour.” 

Federer was ranked world No. 1 for 310 weeks in his profession, which consists of at one point for a record 237 successive weeks. He was just 21 when he won his very first significant songs Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2003. He went on to win that competition 7 more times, consisting of catching it 5 times in a row from 2003-2007.

But it wasn’t simply Wimbledon that Federer controlled. He likewise won the United States Open 5 times in a row from 2004 to 2008, 6 Australian Opens and one French Open.

“This is a bittersweet decision, because I will miss everything the tour has given me,” Federer composed. “But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the most fortunate people on Earth. I was given a special talent to play tennis, and I did it at a level that I never imagined, for much longer than I ever thought possible.”



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