Swiss Tennis icon Roger Federer announces retirement after Laver Cup in an emotional post

By  
on  

Ace tennis champion Roger Federer has hung up his boots and racquets, bidding adieu to the sport. The former World No.1 revealed that he will bid farewell to professional tennis after the conclusion of the Laver Cup 2022. The legendary tennis player who has been playing for 24 years shared a lengthy and emotional note to talk about his retirement plans.

Taking to his official social media handles, Federer informed his fans about his decision to retire and wrote, “Of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I've met along the way: my friends, my competitors, and most of all the fans who give the sport its life. Today, I want to share some news with all of you. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. 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. The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour.”

RECOMMENDED READ: ‘These days, if I have to choose between building my tennis résumé and building my family, I choose the latter,’ says Serena Williams as she says farewell to the sport

The Swiss icon is one of the most decorated and revered tennis player in the history of the game. In his trophy-laden career, Federer has played more than 1500 matches over 24 years and won 103 ATP singles titles, the second most of all time after Jimmy Connors, including 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a record eight men's singles Wimbledon titles, an Open Era record-tying five men's singles US Open titles, and a record six Year-end Championships.

In 2018, Federer became the oldest World No.1 at the age of 36 years. He has never retired in 1,526 single matches and has played 223 doubles matches in his career as well. In his note he thanked his wife, his four children, his parents, his sisters, his fans, his coaches and his sponsors as well as his competitors.

(Source: Instagram)

Recommended

Share