“It’s Time To End My Competitive Career” – Roger Federer Announces Retirement From Tennis
Words by Amar Gera September 16, 2022

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The Swiss champ is calling it quits after 24 years in the sport…

In some news that’s rocked the sporting world, tennis legend Roger Federer has announced his retirement after nearly 25 years on the court.

Taking to Twitter to explain the shock decision, the 20-time champion wrote online, “I know my body’s capacity and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. 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 recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.”

Longtime followers of the Swede will be well aware of the physical struggles Federer is referring to, with the 41-year-old having battled a series of injuries over the years, many of which forcing him to undergo multiple surgeries to return to playing condition. He’s also let slip when his last time on the court will be, with Federer adding, “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.”

No doubt next week will be an emotional one for tennis fans across the world. Check out the full announcement above, along with some of his best moments on the court below.


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