Tennis Star Roger Federer Announces Retirement

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  • Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer announces retirement.
  • The Laver Cup next week will be the last ATP event for Roger.
  • Roger played 1500 matches in 24 years of his tennis journey.

The 20-time major Swiss tennis player Roger Federer in a emotional tone announced retirement after the upcoming Laver Cup 2022 next week which will be his last ATP event.

“Laver Cup next month will be my final ATP tour event. I will not play any more Grand Slams or in the tour,” Roger Federer said. “I have worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacity and limit. I am 41 years old and have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me generously more than I ever would have dreamt and I must recognise when I have to end my competitive career. I will play more tennis, of course, but not in Grand Slams and in tour. It’s a bitter-sweet decision,” he added

Federer first served notice of his special talent when he beat American great Pete Sampras on his way to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2001.

Two years later he outclassed Mark Philippoussis on Wimbledon’s Centre Court to begin his Grand Slam collection. Federer went on to win seven more Wimbledon titles, claimed five U.S. Open titles, six Australian crowns and a single French Open achieved in 2009 to complete his career Slam. He holds the record of being number one for atleast 237 consecutive weeks.

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