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Tennis legend Roger Federer shocked the world when he announced his decision to retire from the sport after the 2022 Laver Cup. The 41-year-old winner of 20 Grand Slam titles was out of action after a quarter-final defeat at Wimbledon 2021 before having another knee surgery. He won his first Grand Slam in 2003 when he won the Wimbledon title. Federer has since won 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open. The Swiss legend has been struggling with a knee injury for a long time. “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgery. I have worked hard to get back to full competitive shape. But I also know my body’s capabilities and limitations and its message to me lately. it was clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 games in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever imagined and now I have to recognize when it is time to end my competitive career, “he wrote in a long note that he shared on social media. “The Laver Cup next week will be my last ATP event. Obviously I will play more tennis in the future, but not in Grand Slam tournaments or on the tour. This is a sweet and bitter decision because I will miss everything the tour has given me. . But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the luckiest people on earth. I was given a special talent to play tennis, and I did it to a level I never imagined, for much longer than I thought possible, “he added. The announcement of him comes in the wake of Serena Williams’ retirement. Federer’s decision leaves the sport at the very end of his golden era, a feared prospect for fans. Here, we bring you the images that capture the glorious career achievements of the tennis star.

(AP)

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Roger Federer announces retirement, these images capture the glorious career successes of the tennis legend



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