OFFICIAL: Roger Federer retires!
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Incredible news from the world of tennis: One of the greatest in this sport, Roger Federer, decided to say goodbye to tennis at the age of 41! He had many problems with injuries and was not on the court for a long time. It seems that his body can no longer endure the efforts and that this is the best decision for him.
Roger Federer sent a message via social media; "To my tennis family and beyond, of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I've met along the way: my friends, my competitors, and most of all the fans who give the sport its life.
Today, I want to share some news with all of you," Federer started in his statement. "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'm 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize 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 tried his best to come back, but it was not enough. This is a decision that will certainly sadden a large number of tennis fans.
We had the opportunity to watch the great Swiss for 24 years. In that period, he achieved a large number of successes and became one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of this sport.
Wimbledon pays a tribute
Wimbledon decided to pay tribute to the legendary Swiss whose career was marked by great successes.
One such personality will be missed in such a big tournament. "Roger, Where do we begin? It's been a privilege to witness your journey and see you become a champion in every sense of the word. We will so miss the sight of you gracing our courts, but all we can say for now is thank you, for the memories and joy you have given to so many"