tennis legend retires

The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event.“, published on social networks Federer, 41, holder of 20 Grand Slam titles during his long career.

I will still play tennis in the future, of course, but it won’t be at Grand Slams or on the circuit.“, completed Federer.

The Basel has not replayed in competition since his elimination in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021 due to a recalcitrant knee.

It’s a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything the circuit has given me. But, at the same time, there’s so much to celebrate“, underlined the former world No.1 who held the record for Grand Slam titles before being overtaken by Rafael Nadal (22) then Novak Djokovic (21).

Roger Federer, who notably has eight Wimbledon trophies to his name, considers himself to be “one of the luckiest people on earthin his social media post.
I was gifted with a gift for playing tennis and raised it to a level I never could have imagined and for far longer than I thought possible.“, he explained.

An exceptional track record

Professional since 1998, Roger Federer will have, during his career, won 103 tournaments. He is the 2nd most successful player in history behind American Jimmy Connors (109 wins). In Grand Slam, he will have lifted a trophy 20 times (two less than Rafael Nadal and one less than Novak Djokovic). 8 victories at Wimbledon, 6 at the Australian Open, 5 at the US Open and one at Roland Garros.
In 2014, he was part of the Swiss team that won the Davis Cup. He also signed, among other things, a victory in doubles at the Olympic Games in China in 2008, alongside his compatriot Stan Wawrinka.

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