The Tennis Legend Roger Federer Announces Retirement After Final ATP Event In London

Tennis great Roger Federer today announced his retirement from this worldwide sport TENNIS.

Federer’s decision emanates after 23-time major winner Serena Williams announced her retirement this month.

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” Federer wrote in a lengthy note on his social media accounts. “I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities, and limits and its message to me lately have been clear.”

He continued. “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.”

Despite playing together with two of the brilliant players of all time, Federer has shattered many records still which comprises the finest of becoming the oldest ever world No. 1 at age 36. He had maintained a record of remaining at the top of the rankings for commendable 237 consecutive weeks.

Among his many honors and awards, Federer won

  • Career grand slam: the Australian Open six times,
  • The French Open once,
  • The US Open five times, and
  • Wimbledon — the tournament which became his synonymous– a record eight times.

Federer declared that his final ATP event will be at the Laver Cup next week in London.

Federer made his Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) debut in 1998 where he was playing Swiss Open Gstaad in his home country of Switzerland. Although he lost to Lucas Arnold Ker in the first round, but never lost the hope to a world champion.