Roger Federer retires: photos from the tennis legend’s memorable career

Roger Federer announced on Thursday that it was him retirement from professional tennis after the Laver Cup 2022 in London. His career ends with 20 Grand Slam singles titles, 103 tour-level titles and 1,251 Overall wins in individual games.

Federer called it a “bittersweet decision”.

“As many of you know, the last three years have been challenging for me with injuries and surgeries. I’ve been working hard to get back to full competitive form,” Federer said in a written statement and audio clip from his home in Switzerland. “But I also know my body’s capacities and limitations, and its message to me has been clear lately.”

The tennis legend From 2005 to 2007 he reached ten consecutive Grand Slam finals – and won eight of them. His main rivals were the other members of the Big Three, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

“Dear Roger, my friend and rival, I wish this day had never come.” Nadal wrote on social media. “It has been a pleasure but also an honor and a privilege to share all these years with you and share so many amazing moments on and off the pitch.

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