Tennis great Roger Federer announced his retirement from professional tennis on Thursday, 15 September. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will retire after the Laver Cup in London this year. One of the greatest players the world has ever seen, Federer has left behind a legacy that will be hard to achieve.
Federer, 41, has confirmed that he will remain involved in tennis but the Laver Cup, which starts on 23 September, will be his last tournament.
Federer had been battling injuries for a long time. The Swiss great said his body has been battling persistent knee injuries in recent days. This has sent him a signal to retire.
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Roger Federer attended the Wimbledon Center Court ceremony earlier this year, in which he said he hoped to play in London at least one more time. Federer was also expected to make a professional return at his home tournament in Basel. However, after having had 3 knee surgeries in the last 2 years, Federer has made the decision.
Federer said on Twitter, “As many of you know, the last three years have given me challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I have worked hard to get back on the court. I also know the capabilities and limitations of me. I am 41 years old.”