Federer announced his retirement from competitive tennis today. He has won 20 Grand-Slams and is considered among the GOATS in the sport.
Roger Federer : Age | Retire | Laver cup | Still playing
Federer has played in an era where he dominated men’s tennis along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as the Big Three, collectively considered by some to be the three most successful male tennis players of all time.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Born||8 August 1981
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
A Wimbledon junior champion in 1998, Federer won his first major singles title at Wimbledon in 2003 at age 21. Between 2003 and 2009, he made 21 out of 28 major singles finals.
During this span, he won three of the four majors and the ATP Finals in 2004, 2006, and 2007, as well as five consecutive titles at both Wimbledon and the US Open.
He completed the career Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open after three consecutive runner-up finishes to Nadal, his main rival until 2010.
At age 27, he surpassed Pete Sampras’ record of 14 major men’s singles titles at Wimbledon in 2009.
Roger Federer, (born August 8, 1981, Basel, Switzerland), Swiss tennis player who dominated the sport in the early 21st century with his exceptional all-around game.
He is currently 41 years old.
|Date of Birth||8 August 1981|
|Age (as of 2022)||41 Years|
Federer, who started playing tennis at age eight, became Switzerland’s junior champion when he was 14.
In 1998 he captured the Wimbledon junior singles championship and secured the Orange Bowl junior tournament crown in Miami.
The following year Federer made his debut on the Swiss Davis Cup team and became the youngest tennis player (at 18 years 4 months) to end the year among the world’s top 100, finishing that season at number 64.
Roger Federer Retire
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the sport, saying next week’s Laver Cup will be his final ATP tournament; “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 20-time Grand Slam champion has been struggling with a knee problem for the last three years and has decided now is the time to step away.
Federer will play in next week’s Laver Cup in London, the Ryder Cup-style competition that was his brainchild, but will then leave the professional game.
Federer made the announcement via a letter posted on social media, which began: “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.
“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.
Roger Federer Laver Cup
Legendary Roger Federer confirmed he will retire from professional tennis after the Laver Cup in September.
Federer confirmed that he would continue to be associated with tennis but the Laver Cup, starting September 23 will be his final tournament on the tour.
Federer had not ruled out a comeback despite not having played on the tour since his quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon in 2021.
However, the Swiss great said his body, which has battled with persistent knee injury concerns in the recent past, has sent him a clear message.
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 dear. I am 41 years old,” Federer said on Instagram.
Roger Federer has not retired yet from professional tennis. In fact, the Swiss player has confirmed a return to the court in September, playing doubles with fellow tennis star Rafael Nadal for the Laver Cup.
The 40-year-old, who has 20 Grand Slams to his name, last played competitively at Wimbledon in July 2021.
The Swiss star was knocked out in the quarter-finals after suffering a straight sets 6-3 7-6 6-0 defeat against Hubert Hurkacz.
That lopsided contest suggested something wasn’t quite right with Federer – a reality he confirmed one month later.
“I’ve been doing a lot of checks with the doctors as well on my knee, getting all the information as I hurt myself further during the grass-court season and Wimbledon.
“That’s just not the way to go forward, so unfortunately they told me for the medium to long term to feel better, I will need surgery. I decided to do it.