Tennis Legend Roger Federer Announces Retirement At The Age Of 41

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The end of an era.

Roger Federer is officially hanging up professional tennis after next week’s Laver Cup in London, England, at the age of 41, according to ESPN.

The Swiss born tennis star has wracked up a whopping 20 Grand Slam titles throughout his career, and 103 singles titles, second to only Jimmy Connors.

He shared the news via social media, saying:

“Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.

The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the  tour.”

Federer also shared a heartfelt letter as well, reflecting on the years he ruled the sport, and thanking everyone who helped him on his journey:

The tennis legend hasn’t played a competitive match since the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in 2021, and announced this past August that he had undergone knee surgery.

And to close things out on a high note, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, and also Andy Murray are set to play together for the first time, as they compete for Team Europe in the Laver Cup in London from September 23-25.

This marks the second big retirement announcement of this year, as Serena Williams announced that her appearance at the US Open earlier this month would be her last.

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