Roger Federer to Retire From Tennis After Laver Cup

Weeks after Serena Williams retired from Tennis, Switzerland’s Tennis great, Roger Federer, announced his retirement after 24 years on the ATP tour.

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The 41 years old Tennis star announced in a statement on his social media that he will be retiring from Tennis after playing the Laver Cup scheduled for next week. “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”, his statement partly reads.

The 20-time Grand slam singles champion has been battling recurring knee injuries for 3 years which made him miss the rest of the 2020 tennis season after a surgery. He also played his last competitive match in Wimbledon last year. “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 messages to me lately has been clear.”

He described his decision to retire as a “bittersweet decision”, because “ he will miss everything the tour has given him”. He will of course play tennis again, he says, “but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour”.



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