Roger Federer, the 20-time major winner whose ruthless artistry defined an era of tennis, announced his retirement on Thursday.
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Roger Federer ( born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player.
|Born||8 August 1981
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
He was ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times.
He has won 103 ATP singles titles, the second most of all time after Jimmy Connors, including 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a record eight men’s singles Wimbledon titles, an Open Era record-tying five men’s singles US Open titles, and a record six Year-end Championships.
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.
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.
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Roger Federer, the 41-year-old winner of 20 major titles, who dominated the tennis court for an era announced his retirement on Thursday.
“I am 41 years old, I’ve played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years, and tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt,” Federer said in a video on social media, “and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”
Federer further thanked his wife Mirka who has stood by his side for every minute. He wrote: “She had warmed me up before finals, watched countless matches even whole over 8-months pregnant and has endured by goofy side on the road with my team for over 20 years.”
The Laver Cup next week in London will be the last ATP event Federer will take part it in.
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday, saying next week’s Laver Cup will be his final ATP tournament.
“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.
“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 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.”
Roger Federer wife
Mirka married Roger Federer on 11 April 2009. They were married at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen near Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family. In 2009, Mirka gave birth to identical twin girls, Myla and Charlene.
The Federers had another set of twins in 2014, this time fraternal boys, Leo and Lenny.
The tennis star attributes his longevity in the sport in part to Mirka’s support. “She’s been there when I had no titles and she’s still here 89 titles later, so she had a big part to play in [the win],” he reportedly told the press after winning the Australian Open in 2017.
Mirka and Roger met at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where they were both representing Switzerland in tennis. They began dating the same year and were married in April 2009.
The couple tied the knot in Roger’s hometown of Basel, Switzerland.
“Earlier today, in my hometown of Basel, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family, Mirka and I got married. It was a beautiful spring day and an incredibly joyous occasion,” Roger wrote on his blog at the time.
Roger Federer is a Swiss-born professional tennis player who has a net worth of $550 million.
|Net Worth:||$550 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 8, 1981 (41 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Athlete, Tennis player|
As of this writing, his total Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) career earnings are $129 million.
That’s the second-highest amount earned in tennis history behind the roughly $145 million earned by Novak Djokovic.
On top of his tournament earnings, Roger has earned around $1 billion from endorsements during his career so far.