Tennis superstar Roger Federer announces Retirement

Tennis superstar Roger Federer announces Retirement

Tennis superstar, Roger Federer has announced he will retire from Tennis, after next week’s Rod Laver Cup.

The Swiss star made the announcement, Thursday, via his social media handle.

Federer, 41, has been been struggling with injuries, which forced him to miss majority of the season.

The 20-time Grand slam winner said :

“To my tennis family and beyond. 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.

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. 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 has been clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognise 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.”

 


Federer has not played a competitive match since losing to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last summer.

His decision to retire from the sport comes weeks after another legend, Serena Williams, revealed this will be her final season in the sport.

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