41-year-old tennis champion, Roger Federer has announced his retirement after being faced with series of ‘injuries and surgeries ’ for the past three years as he said he must recognize when it is time to end the career.
He wrote this in a letter on his Twitter page thanking all his friends, wife ,family, and supporters who has been there for him whilst encouraging him during his career as a tennis player also considering himself as one of the most fortune person on earth who was given a special talent to play tennis and playing it beyond measures he couldn’t imagine.
He said: “Today, I want to share some news with all of you. As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries.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 recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.”
“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour.”
Federer has won 20 Grand Slams, including eight Wimbledon titles. His last Grand Slam title was the Australian Open in 2018.He will stop playing competitively after the Laver Cup later this month – held at the O2 arena in London. This follows days after the end of the US Open, which was expected to be the last tournament of 23-time major champion Serena Williams’ career.
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