Roger Federer announces retirement from tennis
Tennis legend Roger Federer on Thursday announced that he would retire from the ATP Tour after the upcoming Laver Cup in London.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner has been battling with a bad knee for the last three years and has decided to put an end to a remarkable career.
In a letter he posted on Twitter this afternoon, Federer said, “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. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognise 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.”
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