Roger Federer announced the end of his career (VIDEO+PHOTOS) – Society – Sports – NOVA News

Roger Federer will end his competitive career after taking part in the Laver Cup starting next week. The news was announced personally by the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles.

“To all my tennis family and beyond,

Of all the gifts tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, have been the people I’ve met along the way: friends, rivals, and most of all, fans who give their lives.

I want to share some news with you all.

As many of you know, the past three years have met with many challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I’ve been working hard to get back in good shape, but I also know my body’s limitations.

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My body’s message is very clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 games in 24 years. Tennis has been more generous to me than I ever dreamed of, so now I have to realize that it is time to end my professional career.

The Laver Cup in London next weekend will be my last ATP tournament. Naturally, I will continue to play tennis in the future, but it will not be at the level of a Grand Slam or the men’s tour,” reads the Maestro’s message on social networks.

Until recently, Federer’s plan included participation in the team tournament, as well as the one in his hometown of Basel. However, complications in his recovery from knee surgery seem to have forced him to make the decision to end his outstanding career at the end of September.

The last competition for the Swiss was Wimbledon 2021, after which he underwent his third knee surgery. His hopes were to attempt another memorable comeback along the lines of 2017, but it looks like that won’t happen this time. Thus, he finished his career third in Slam titles behind Rafael Nadal with 22 and Novak Djokovic with 21. In his career, Federer has won a total of 103 tournaments and spent 310 weeks at the top of the world rankings, including a record 237 in a row.

Federer, 41, has 20 titles from the four Grand Slams — (8 at Wimbledon, 6 at the Australian Open, 5 at the US Open and 1 at Roland Garros), tied for second in the world with Novak Djokovic after Rafael Nadal (21).

In 2009, after winning the French Open Championship (Roland Garros), he achieved a Career Grand Slam. The 8 Wimbledon titles won are a record in the entire history of this prestigious tournament. Federer has the most Grand Slam appearances, match wins, semifinals, and quarterfinals.

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He is the second player, after Andre Agassi, to win every Grand Slam since they were played on different surfaces.

He also won 6 titles from the annual final tournament of the eight best tennis players in the respective season – Year-End Championships (Tennis Masters Cup, ATP World Tour Finals), as well as 28 titles from the Masters series tournaments.

On March 2, 2019, at the Dubai tournament, he won his anniversary title No. 100. During his professional career, he won a total of 111 titles: 103 singles (second in the Open Era to Jimmy Connors) and 8 doubles.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Federer became the Olympic champion and won the gold medal for Switzerland in the doubles tournament, along with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka. At the Summer Olympics in London in 2012, he won another Olympic medal – silver in singles.

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In November 2014, Roger Federer, along with Wawrinka and other Swiss teammates, won the Davis Cup, an unofficial men’s tennis world team championship. With her compatriots Martina Hingis (2001) and Belinda Bencic (2018 and 2019), she won the Hopman Cup, the most prestigious mixed doubles team award, three times.

In January 2015, Federer achieved his 1000th professional singles win.

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