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Roger Federer announces retirement from Professional Tennis

Roger Federer Retirement: One of the greatest sporting careers will come to a close when Roger Federer, 41, announces his retirement following the Laver Cup in London. Federer, a 20-time grand slam champion, declared on social media that his final week playing professionally will be the one in LAver Cup. The Laver Cup, a competition modelled after the Ryder Cup, was founded by Federer’s management company, Team8.

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Roger Federer Retirement announcement: Injuries and Surgeries reason for retirement

Roger Federer hasn’t played since the Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Hubert Hurkacz, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-0, where it was revealed he had reinjured the knee that had kept him off the tour for more than a year. Since January 2020, Federer has competed in five events and undergone three knee surgeries. He gave as his reason for retiring his late-career injury issues.

Roger Federer Retirement Age

Roger Federer announced his retirement at the age of 41. He was born in 1981, and hence now he thinks that his body is indicating him to stop. That is the reason he gave in the Retirement Speech.

Roger Federer Retirement tweet and Speech

Roger Federer Retirement Letter

Roger Federer shared his retirement letter on twitter.

Roger Federer Retirement Plans

  • The Era of Golden Tennis, led by the Big 3, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and the Swiss Maestro himself, is coming to an end. With Federer retiring, it is one down out of three. The other two will likely follow in a couple of years.
  • For a significant amount of time, Roger Federer owned the male grand slam championship record, surpassing his idol Pete Sampras, whose total of 14 titles was once thought to be virtually indestructible.
  • He also broke numerous records that serve as a testament to his excellence and consistency throughout his career, like making it to 36 straight quarterfinals and 23 consecutive grand slam semifinals.
  • Roger Federer has won six ATP Finals, 28 ATP Masters titles, and 103 ATP singles championships. He had a singles record of 1251-275 (82%) in 1,526 ATP tour matches.

Roger Federer Retirement news: Highlights of Federer

  • Roger Federer won his first grand slam championship at Wimbledon in 2003 when he was just 21 years old, and within 14 months he had established his domination. At his best between 2004 and 2007, he had a 247-15 (94%) record, meticulously redefining what excellence in the men’s game meant.
  • The standard that Federer set prompted prominent opponents to follow, and as a result, Rafael Nadal, now 36, and subsequently Novak Djokovic, now 35, rose to prominence to create the big three, probably the finest era of men’s tennis.
  • The figures and accomplishments only cover a small portion of Federer’s biography.
  • Roger Federer spent some of his formative years as a ball kid at the Swiss Indoors in Basel, which he still frequently references.
  • He was born in Basel to a Swiss father, Robert, and a South African mother, Lynette.
  • Despite the apparent talent that made him stand out, Federer’s volcanic temperament and lack of court discipline were well known when he was younger. Federer built on those early skills to become a player whose poise under pressure was a key to his success.
  • The ease with which Roger Federer appeared to move through the sport made his accomplishment even more significant in the eyes of many.
  • Roger Federer stood out at a period when modern tennis was still moving back towards the baseline because of his fluid, effortless style, his eagerness to continuously explore the net, and his arsenal of strokes that was as diverse as any in the world.

Roger Federer transcended the sport to become one of the most well-known athletes in the world thanks to his accomplishments, style, and charming personality. He is still by far the biggest earner in the sport even after winning the 2018 Australian Open, his last grand slam victory, four years ago.

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