The 41-year-old said in a statement on Thursday that he would retire next week after the upcoming Laver Cup in London. / Roger Federer Announces Retirement from Tennis
Federer is widely regarded as one of the best tennis players in history, if not the best. In his great, more than 20-year career, the Swiss set numerous records and records, including the record winner in Wimbledon, which he won eight times. In recent years, “Fed Ex” has increasingly struggled with injury problems.
Roger Federer ‘s statement in full:
“To my tennis family and everyone beyond,
Of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest has undoubtedly been the people I have met, my friends, my competitors, and most importantly, the fans who have brought life to the sport. Today I want to share a message with all of you.
As many of you know, the last three years have presented me with challenges from injuries and surgeries. I’ve worked hard to get back to my competitive form. But I also know what my body can do and its limitations, and its signals to me have recently been clear. I am 41 years old. I’ve played more than 1500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever dreamed possible and now I have to tell myself when it’s time to retire.
To my tennis family and beyond,
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
Roger Federer has announced that he will end his tennis career after the Laver Cup, which will take place next week.
The 41-year-old athlete said in a statement on his Instagram account, “As many of you know, the last three years have passed with injuries and surgeries. I worked hard to get back in shape. However, I knew the capacity of my body and my limits. The message he gave me recently was very valuable. I am 41 years old. In 24 years. I’ve played more than 1,500 matches. Tennis has been more generous to me than I had ever imagined. Now I realize that my professional career must come to an end. The Laver Cup, the ATP tournament in ALLondon, will be my last. I will play tennis again in the future, but this is definitely not the Grand Slams or the Grand Slams. There will be no tournaments,” he said.