What made Roger Federer retire from tennis?
Roger Federer, a legend in the sport of tennis, has announced his retirement from the sport, citing his advanced age (he is 41) as the reason. Federer has had to deal with a slew of new competitors and medical setbacks in recent years.
Federer stated in a video message broadcast on Thursday that his body’s “message to me lately has been clear,” and that he has played more than 1,500 matches over the course of 24 years.
The Laver Cup in London next week will be his last ATP tournament.
To date, Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
According to the ATP, Federer has won over 100 titles over the course of his career and has compiled a record of 1,251-275. Furthermore, he has never retired from a match in either singles or doubles.
Incredibly, Federer was able to maintain his position as tennis’s best because to his extraordinary talent. He set an ATP record by holding the No. 1 spot for 237 consecutive weeks. In 2018, he passed another man as the senior member of that group.
Early in his career, he won 41 consecutive matches, beginning the year following he won 24 consecutive tournament championships from 2003 to 2005.
Federer, who started playing tennis at age 8, recalls watching professional tennis “with a sense of wonder.” when he was a ball kid in his hometown of Basel. He claimed it inspired him to envision a bright future for himself in the sport and to work tirelessly toward that destiny.
Federer remarked, “The last 24 years on tour have been an incredible adventure,”
And lastly, tennis: “Finally, to the game of tennis: I love you and will never leave you.”