Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer announces retirement after Laver Cup

Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, on Thursday announced his retirement from top-level tennis, saying that the Laver cup will be his final ATP tour event.
Roger Federer is one of the most prominent players in the history of tennis. (File Photo)
Roger Federer is one of the most prominent players in the history of tennis. (File Photo)IANS

Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, on Thursday announced his retirement from top-level tennis, saying that the Laver cup will be his final ATP tour event. The 41-year-old has not played since Wimbledon 2021, after which he had a third knee operation. "Laver cup next month will be my final ATP tour event. I will not play any more Grand Slams or on the tour," the tennis great said in a statement on Twitter. "I have worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body's capacity and limit. I am 41 years old and have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me generously more than I ever would have dreamt and I must recognize when I have to end my competitive career. I will play more tennis, of course, but not in Grand Slams and in tour. It's a bitter-sweet decision," he added. Only Spain's Rafael Nadal, with 22 majors, and Serbia's Novak Djokovic, with 21, have more men's Grand Slam singles titles than Federer. (KB/IANS)

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