Roger Federer is considered a mythical creature in the world of tennis. The Swiss legend was ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals for 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. The legend has now decided to put his racket away.
After competing in the Laver Cup next week, Roger Federer revealed that he will retire from his career as a professional tennis player. Federer described his decision to retire after a 24-year career in which he won 20 Grand Slam tournament titles as a “bittersweet decision” in an audio message released on Twitter.
To my tennis family and beyond,
Federer has broken numerous men’s singles tennis records over the years. Federer, who is frequently recognized as one of the best tennis players of all time, has won 20 Grand Slams and 103 ATP titles since making his professional debut. Federer became a professional in 1998 under the guidance of Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi. At 36 years old, Federer became the oldest World No. 1 in 2018.
In 1,526 singles matches, 20-time Grand Slam victor Federer has never given up. In his career, the Swiss legend has competed in 223 doubles matches. Check out Roger Federer’s farewell message on Twitter below.
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