Roger Federer has ended his professional career

Roger Federer has ended his professional career

Absolute shock and surprise in the world of tennis. Roger Federer has ended his career as a professional tennis player. Through social media, he announced that the Laver Cup would be his last competition.

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” Federer said. “I’ve worked hard to get back to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capabilities and limitations, and his message to me lately has been clear.”

“I’m 41 years old. I’ve played over 1,500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I could have ever dreamed of, and now I have to recognize when it’s time to end it. my competitive career.”

“Next week in London will be my last event. I will play more tennis matches in the future, but not in Grand Slams or on tour.”

“It’s a bittersweet decision as I will miss everything the tour has given me. But at the same time there is a lot to celebrate. I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world. planet,” he said. “I was given a special talent to play tennis and I did it at a level I never imagined, for far longer than I ever thought possible.”

At 41, with 20 Grand Slam titles, 103 ATP titles, a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in singles and gold in doubles, a Davis Cup and 6 ATP finals, a glory of world sport is crossing the front door.

The Swiss said goodbye through a published letter in which he has words of gratitude for his family, as well as for fans, sponsors and rivals.

Unable to recover from his right knee injury, the Swiss will say goodbye after “a wonderful adventure”, but after the last three years which have been “difficult in the form of injuries and surgeries”.

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