Federer announces retirement

New Delhi, Tennis great Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the sport. Swiss player Federer, who won Wimbledon eight times, announced his retirement from professional tennis on Thursday. He said next week’s Laver Cup in London would be his last tournament. Federer decided to say goodbye to tennis at the age of 41. Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles, has not taken to the court since playing at Wimbledon in July 2021. After this he had several knee surgeries.

Federer has posted a letter on Twitter, in which he has said that next week’s Laver Cup in London will be his last professional tournament. Significantly, this is a team event, which is organized by his management company. Roger Federer has been out of court since his loss in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, after which he underwent knee surgery. Federer is set to return to the Laver Cup in London in September.

Federer said in a video on social media – I am 41 years old, I have played more than 1,500 matches in 24 years, and tennis has treated me more generously than I ever imagined. He further wrote – It is time to end my competitive career. Federer is one of the greatest players of all time in tennis history and his retirement marks the end of an era in tennis.

Federer has won eight Wimbledon championships the most. He has won six Australian Open, five US Open and one French Open. He won 103 titles, an Olympic doubles gold medal for Switzerland at one time as the number one ranked player in the world for 237 consecutive weeks. Federer has struggled with injuries in recent years. Meanwhile, Nadal has become the top player to win 22 Grand Slams in men’s singles by winning the Australian Open and French Open titles this year. Novak Djokovic is second in this list. Roger Federer is at number three.

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