Roger Federer announces his retirement

At 41, the legendary Swiss announced on Thursday that he would end his career after the Laver Cup, from September 23 to 25 in London.

That’s it, it’s over… After two decades at the top of men’s tennis, Roger Federer announced his retirement on social media on Thursday. “I have played more than 1500 matches in 24 years (1251 wins in 1526 matches). “The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event. The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event.”

The team tennis competition between Europe and the United States, created five years ago with his agent, will be the swan song of a player who hopes to be able to line up (at least in doubles) with his rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

20 Grand Slam titles and an indelible mark on tennis history

In recent months, the tennis world has been anxiously awaiting the slightest signals, the most ephemeral appearances on social networks. Hoping for a sign that would indicate an imminent return to the circuit. His last match was in a quarter-final loss to Wimbledon in 2021. Then three right knee surgeries littered the uncertain road for a potential comeback.

The Swiss has won 20 Grand Slam titles (Novak Djokovic has 21, Rafael Nadal 22). And 103 titles (the record being held by Jimmy Connors, 109). Roger Federer if he will not remain as the man of all records will keep a special place in the history of the game. For the style, the elegance, the magic walked.

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