Federer announces his retirement from tennis and ends his legendary career with Nadal

16 September, 2022
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Federer announces his retirement from tennis and ends his legendary career with Nadal

Tennis legend Roger Federer announced the news that fans around the world have long feared, after he decided on Thursday to retire from professional football after next week's Laver Cup in London.

The 41-year-old Federer, who has 20 Grand Slam titles and is considered by many to be the best racket ever, has not played since Wimbledon last year.

"As many of you know, during the last three years I have faced many challenges, including injuries and surgeries," Federer said on Instagram. "I worked hard to get back to the level of competition. But I also know the capabilities and limits of my body and the message I received from him recently was clear. I am 41 years old." "I played more than 1,500 matches in 24 years. Tennis treated me with generosity beyond all my dreams and now I have to figure out the right time to end my professional career," the Swiss star added.

"Next week's Laver Cup in London will be my last tournament on the professional court. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but not at the level of the Grand Slam or the professional tournaments," Federer said.

Injuries in recent years have hampered Federer, who dominated men's tennis after winning his first major title at Wimbledon in 2003. He underwent 3 surgeries in the last two years, and his last match in the professional championships was during the defeat by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021.

Federer announced his plans to return to the professional tournaments by collaborating with his long-time rival and friend Rafael Nadal to compete in the doubles competitions in the Laver Cup in London.

He also planned to play the Swiss Indoor Championships in his hometown of Basel.


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