Roger Federer announces his retirement


Europe 1 with AFP
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4:20 p.m., September 15, 2022

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, 41, winner of 20 Grand Slam tournaments, announced his retirement from sport on Thursday in a press release. The end of a long career of 24 years which will have made him one of the legends of this sport. He will definitely hang up after the Laver Cup, at the end of September.

Tennis legend, Swiss Roger Federer, announced Thursday in a press release his retirement at the end of the Laver Cup, competition which will take place in London from September 23 to 25. “The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event,” Federer, 41, the holder of 20 Grand Slam titles in his 24-year career, posted on social media.

“I will still play tennis in the future, of course, but it won’t be at Grand Slam tournaments or on the circuit anymore,” Federer added. The Basel has not replayed in competition since his elimination in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021 due to a recalcitrant knee.

“A Bittersweet Decision”

“It’s a bittersweet decision because everything that the circuit has given me will miss me. But, at the same time, there are so many things to celebrate”, underlined the former world number 1 who has held the record for Grand Slam titles before being overtaken by Rafael Nadal (22) then Novak Djokovic (21).

Roger Federer, who notably has eight Wimbledon trophies to his name, considers himself “one of the luckiest people on Earth” in his message on social networks. “I was gifted with a gift for playing tennis and raised it to a level I never could have imagined and for far longer than I thought possible,” he explained. .

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