Swiss marvel Roger Federer has revealed that he will bid farewell to professional tennis after the conclusion of the Laver Cup 2022.

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A versatile all-court player, Federer’s perceived effortlessness has made him highly popular among tennis fans.

Roger Federer : News | is retiring | Grand Slam | Goat

Originally lacking self-control as a junior, he transformed his on-court demeanor to become well-liked for his general graciousness, winning the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 13 times. He has also won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award a record five times.

Outside of competing, he played an instrumental role in the creation of the Laver Cup team competition and he is also an active philanthropist.

He established the Roger Federer Foundation, which targets impoverished children in southern Africa, and has raised funds in part through the Match for Africa exhibition series.

He is routinely one of the top ten highest-paid athletes in any sport and ranked first among all athletes with $100 million in endorsement income in 2020.

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Swiss marvel Roger Federer has revealed that he will bid farewell to professional tennis after the conclusion of the Laver Cup 2022.

On Thursday, the legendary tennis player shared a lengthy note to open up about his retirement plans.

Roger Federer : News | is retiring | Grand Slam | Goat

Federer, the former World No. 1, further confirmed that although the upcoming edition of the Laver Cup will be his final ATP tournament, he will continue to play tennis.

Already embracing the twilight phase of his iconic tennis career, Federer has struggled to feature in major tournaments in the past three years. In his trophy-laden career, Federer has played more than 1500 matches over 24 years.

“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 said in an emotional statement shared on Twitter.

Is retiring 

Roger Federer broke the news fans across the world have long been fearing when he announced on Thursday he will retire from competitive tennis after next week’s Laver Cup in London.

The 41-year-old Swiss, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles and is regarded by many as the best player ever to wield a racket, has not played a match since last year’s Wimbledon.

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“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” Federer said in a post on Instagram.

“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 recognize when it’s 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.”

Grand Slam 

He won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, third to Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21) — both of whom are still active.

Federer, who won his first ever grand slam title in 2003, became the first men’s singles player to reach the milestone of 20 grand slam titles and also eclipsed the record of 14 grand slams held by Pete Sampras during this quest.

Roger Federer : News | is retiring | Grand Slam | Goat

Federer last won a grand slam title in 2018 and has since been caught by rivals Nadal and Djokovic along with whom he has transformed the popularity of Tennis in the past two decades. The trio have won a total of 62 Grand Slam titles between them.

Nicknamed the FedEx, Federer’s 20 Grand Slam titles includes 8 Wimbledon titles, 6 Australian Open titles, 4 US Open titles and a solitary French Open title.

Federer has only achieved 4 out of 20 Grand Slam titles by beating his nemesis Nadal and Djokovic at their peak. He has beaten Nadal in 3 of their 9 grand slam final meetings and won only once in the five final meetings with Djokovic.

On September 15, 2022, Federer announced his retirement after missing many events. So, the Swiss legend’s grand slam ended at 20.

Goat

When Roger Federer plays Tennis, the whole world gasps incessantly and watches while holding its collective breath.

This was evidenced yet again by the rapturous applause when the Swiss superstar won the Australian Open, defeating great rival Rafael Nadal to win the elusive 18th grand slam title, after a 5 year wait.

35-year-old Federer’s stunning title run which included 3 five set wins over Top 10 opponents, after a six-month absence from the sport because of injury, promptly elicited an outpouring of fan love and celebrity adoration on social media. The victory further cements Federer’s position as a G.O.A.T  (Greatest Of All Time) contender.

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Federer won 12 titles in 2006, which included three Grand Slam titles, four ATP Masters titles, and the Tennis Masters Cup. Cincinnati was the only tournament out of 17 he played, in which he did not reach the final. His overall win-loss record for the 2006 season was 92–5.

Federer keeps adapting to keep with the times, seeing off several generations of players and still competing to be the best in the world. The one-handed backhand, once Federer’s biggest weakness, has turned into a lethal weapon thanks to a late career racquet change.

By Rishabh

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