The star player Roger Federer has announced his retirement from professional tennis on his twitter account. He broke this news and announced that he’s finally calling it a day on his illustrious career.
The 41-year-old made an emotionally packed remark in which he claimed to always appreciate the sport that had given him such an amazing life.
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Roger Federer heartwarming statement
Federer started with appreciating his fans and their immense support during his tennis career. He thanked his friends, competitors and his family for the appreciation.
Federer also praised his family for their support in a letter that he wrote after winning his first grand slam championship at Wimbledon in 2003.
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He further added. “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”.
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Reason for his retirement
The 20-time winner continued by saying that he never saw himself rising to the level of one of the greatest players. Since his defeat against Hubert Hurkacz in the Wimbledon quarterfinals last summer, Federer has not participated in a competitive match.
After undergoing two operations in 2020 that kept him out of action for more than a year, he later revealed that he needed another surgery for the knee problem he has been dealing with recently.
While he had aimed for a full recovery after the previous surgery, he admitted it had become increasingly obvious that his recovery was not progressing as smoothly as he had planned.
However, the Laver Cup next week in London will be his last final ATP event. Roger Federer said that he will continue tennis but not just in ant grand slam events.
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