Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Roger Federer retirement | 20-time Grand Slam champion will play Laver Cup as final at London 

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Market Desk (sports): Roger Federer is going to be retired from professional tennis at age 41 after series of knee surgery, closing career in which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished 5 seasons ranked top 1 and helped create a golden era of men’s tennis with rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

“As many of you know, the past 3 years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” Federer said Thursday in a post on his social media accounts. “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.

Federer won his first Grand title at Wimbledon in 2003. He won 8 championships at Wimbledon, 6 at the Australian Open, 5 at the US Open and 1 at the French Open. His 2009 trophy at Roland Garros allowed Federer to complete a career Grand Slam.

Federer thanked his wife Mirka and said, she encouraged me before every final match. She encouraged me by watching my match. She was stayed with me even when was 8 months pregnant and has attended every tour with me for almost 20 years. 

Federer and his wife, Mirka – a tennis player too; they met as athletes at an Olympics and they have 2 sets of twins.

By Lisanur Rasul

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