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Roger Federer announces retirement from Tennis

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The 20-time major champion Roger Federer, 41, who ruled tennis for a time, announced his retirement on Thursday.

In an official statement, Federer stated, “I am 41 years old, I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years, and tennis has treated me more graciously than I ever would have dreamed. Now I must realise when it is time to finish my competitive career.”

He further stated that the Laver cup which is supposed to happen next week in London will be his last venture. Though he will continue to play tennis but will not participate in grand slams or any other tours.

He called himself fortunate to have the talent to play tennis at this level for such a long time. And said, “This is a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything the tour has given me.”

He thanked his wife Mirka and his family, for living through every minute of the countless matches that he has played.

Federer has broken several men’s singles tennis records throughout the years. Federer, who is frequently recognised as one of the best tennis players of all time, has won 20 Grand Slams and 103 ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) championships since making his professional debut. Federer became a professional in 1998 under the guidance of Ivan Ljubicic and Severin Luthi. At 36 years old, Federer became the oldest World No. 1 in 2018. In 1,526 singles matches, 20-time Grand Slam victor Federer has never given up. In his career, the Swiss legend has competed in 223 doubles matches.

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