The Swiss maestro is set to bow out with 20 Grand Slam singles title
Swiss icon Roger Federer has announced his retirement from tennis, confirming the news to fans in a statement published on social media on Thursday afternoon.
The 41-year-old has been out of action since Wimbledon last year after nursing lingering injury problems.
Previously preparing a possible autumn comeback after undergoing a third knee surgery in 18 months, those plans have now been scrapped with the modern-day great following in the footsteps of fellow legend Serena Williams, who recently stepped down after the US Open.
Federer said he will play next week’s Laver Cup in London, but that it will be his final ATP event.
Boasting an impressive 20 Grand Slam wins, Federer is the first of the ‘Big Three’ to call it a day with generational rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic continuing to compete.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
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