Roger Federer announced Thursday that he is retiring from tennis after next week’s Laver Cup, with the 20-time Grand Slam champion saying on social media that “I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”
“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” Federer said. “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 recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”
Breaking: Roger Federer announced on social media that he’s ending his competitive tennis career.
The Laver Cup next week in London will be his final ATP event. pic.twitter.com/8ZciyLFiHV
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BREAKING: Roger Federer is retiring from tennis. For me, he’s the greatest, and classiest, to ever play the game. A genius. Thanks for all the entertainment @rogerfederer 👍👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/7y4VN5Yv45
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