In making his retirement announcement at the age of 41, Roger Federer stated, “I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years.” Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian remove caption
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In making his retirement announcement at the age of 41, Roger Federer stated, “I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years.”
Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has announced his retirement from competitive play at the age of 41, citing signals from his body. Federer has had to deal with surgeries , injuries, and a burgeoning field of young players in recent years.
Federer said in a video message stated that his body’s “message to me lately has been plain” and that he has “played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years.”
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Roger Federer September 15, 2022 on Twitter Next week, in the Laver Cup in London, he will compete in his final ATP competition.
Twenty Grand Slam singles titles, including eight at Wimbledon, have been won by Federer.
According to the ATP , Federer has gathered more than 100 titles overall throughout his career and a record of 1,251-275. He also never quit a match, whether it was in singles or doubles, according to the publication.
Federer had incredible consistency at the top of the sport thanks to his tremendous abilities. He held the top spot for 237 consecutive weeks at one time, an ATP record. He attained the title of oldest man in the category in 2018.
Earlier in his career, he won 41 consecutive matches, a run that began the year after he won 24 consecutive competition finals from 2003 to 2005.
Federer, who started playing tennis at the age of 8, recounted his first encounters with professional tennis as a young ball boy in Basel, Switzerland, seeing players “with a sense of astonishment.” He claimed that it inspired him to envision his own role in the game and motivated him to put in a lot of effort to realize those aspirations.
Federer reflected on the highs and lows of competing in his sport across more than 40 nations, calling his last 24 years on the circuit “an incredible trip.”
“I love you and I’ll never leave you,” he said before returning to the tennis court.