Roger Federer to retire after Laver Cup in September

After the Laver Cup in London later this month, 20-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer will end his professional tennis career.

Swiss Federer, 41, had his third knee operation after Wimbledon 2021 and hasn’t played since.

My body has been communicating with me clearly lately, Federer remarked.

“In the past 24 years, I have participated in more than 1,500 matches. Now, I have to know when to call it quits on my career as a competitive athlete.

“I love you, tennis, and I won’t ever leave you,” he continued.

Only Rafael Nadal of Spain and Novak Djokovic of Serbia have more men’s Grand Slam singles titles than Roger Federer, each with 22 majors.

Federer made his professional debut in 1998 at the age of 16, and in 2003, he captured his first Grand Slam championship at Wimbledon.

At the All England Club, he finishes his career with an All-Time High of eight men’s singles victories.

At the 2018 Australian Open, Federer won his final Grand Slam championship, making history as the second-oldest man to ever win a major singles event during the Open era at the age of 36.

He held the top spot on the ATP Tour for 310 weeks during his career after initially reaching that position in 2004, a record that wasn’t broken until Djokovic did so in February 2021.

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