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Roger Federer retires from tennis, owns 20 Grand Slams; Said- Laver Cup is my last event

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Federer is the second player to have won the most Grand Slam titles after Nadal and Djokovic.
Federer said- In his tennis career of 24 years, he has played more than 1500 matches.

New Delhi: Legendary tennis player Roger Federer has announced his retirement from professional tennis. He told through a post that he would retire from professional tennis after the Laver Cup next week. He said that this will be my last ATP event. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles and is considered one of the greatest players in the world. Along with this, he has thanked his fans and players through video message.

Federer has thanked his fans and rival players in this journey. Federer said that at the age of 41 he thinks it is time to leave it. Federer said, “I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than ever before and now I have to recognize when this is the end of my competitive career.”

Federer specially expressed his gratitude to wife Mirka.
Federer further thanked his wife Mirka who stood by him every minute. She wrote, “She gave me a lot of encouragement before the final, at that time she watched a lot of matches even though she was 8 months pregnant and she has been with me for more than 20 years.”

He has posted a two-page note on social media, in which he told that he is now 41 years old and his body also has limits. Continuous injuries and operations have exhausted the body. Also shared a video message.

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Roger Federer has written an emotional note, which is going viral.

Roger Federer is the second player to have won the most Grand Slam titles after Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer wrote in an emotional note, “In his tennis career of 24 years, he has played more than 1500 matches. Now is the time to put a stop to the professional career.” He said, “He will continue to play tennis, but has decided not to play Grand Slam and ATP Tour tennis anymore.”

2018 Australian Open is the last Grand Slam title
Roger Federer won his last Grand Slam title through the Australian Open on 28 January 2018. Then he defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia in the title match. At that time he became the first male player to win 20 Grand Slams. However, later this year Rafael Nadal broke his record. After that title, the effect of age on Federer began to be clearly visible and his form declined. Due to injury, Federer could not participate in a single Grand Slam this year. The last time Federer took part in the 2021 French Open.

Federer is considered the emperor of the grass court and hard court, but his performance on the red gravel was not that great. Despite this, Federer won the Grand Slam title on one occasion. Federer has won 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian Open, five US Open and one French Open titles in his career. Apart from this, he has also won a gold and a silver medal in the Olympics.

Most Men’s Singles Grand Slam Titles

  • Rafael Nadal (Spain) – 22 (Australian-2, French-14, Wimbledon-2, US-4)
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – 21 (Australian-9, French-2, Wimbledon-7, US-3)
  • Roger Federer (Switzerland) – 20 (Australian-6, French-1, Wimbledon-8, US-5)
  • Pete Sampras (USA)-14 (Australian-2, French-0, Wimbledon-7, US-5)

Tags: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Tennis Player



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