Roger Federer announces retirement from tennis – ‘This is a bittersweet decision’

Former Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, 41, has announced his retirement from the sport, and confirmed next week’s Laver Cup is set to be his final ATP event.

Taking to social media on Thursday, the tennis star – who has 20 Grand Slams to his name – addressed his fans: “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries.

“I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years.


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