Roger Federer has confirmed he will be retiring from professional tennis, with his final tournament taking place in London next week.
The 41-year-old Swiss was one of the most successful players in the history of the sport, winning 20 Grand Slams, including a record eight Wimbledons.
In addition, he was ranked as the world’s best player by the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) for 310 weeks, 237 of them in a row.
springer made the announcement via a letter posted to social media, which began: “To my tennis family and beyond. Of all the gifts tennis has given me over the years, undoubtedly the greatest are the people I have met along the way: my friends, my competitors and most importantly, the fans who give the sport its life. Today I want to share some news with you all.
– Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
“As many of you know, the last three years have been challenging for me with injuries and surgeries. I’ve worked hard to be fully competitive again.
“But I also know my body’s capacities and limitations and its message to me has been clear lately. I am 41 years old. I’ve played more than 1,500 games in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever dreamed possible and now I have to realize when it’s time to end my competitive career.
“Next week’s Laver Cup in London will be my last ATP event. Of course I will play more tennis in the future, but not in Grand Slams or on the tour.
How to get tickets for the Laver Cup
Tickets for some of the sessions are still available and can be found at the Laver Cup websitee.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/21631775.roger-federer-retire-tennis-last-game-uk-next-week-get-tickets/?ref=rss Roger Federer retires from tennis next week with final match in UK: Here’s how to get tickets