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.

In addition to the Laver Cup, which will therefore be his last appearance on the circuit, the Basel former world No.1 was announced in his hometown from October 24 to 20, and hoped to push until 2023 with the Swiss daily Tagesanzeiger.

But if he haswork hard“to rebuild himself physically, his body sent him”a clear message“, he explains: “I’m 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever dreamed of, and I have to recognize when it’s time to quit.“.

“VSIt’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 record holder of Grand Slam titles.

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.

Roger Federer sees himself as “one of the luckiest people on earthin his message first posted on Instagram.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.

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