Tennis great Roger Federer on Thursday announced his retirement from professional tennis. Federer will retire after the Laver Cup in Sept this year. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles in his career & is one of the most decorated sports stars across the globe.

   

Roger Federer announces retirement, to hang up boots after Laver Cup 2022

WHAT?

Tennis great Roger Federer on Thursday, September 15 announced his retirement from professional tennis.

WHEN?

Federer, 41, confirmed that he would continue to be associated with tennis but the Laver Cup, starting September 23 will be his final tournament on the tour.

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Federer had not ruled out a comeback despite not having played on the tour since his quarter-final appearance at Wimbledon in 2021. However, the Swiss great said his body, which has battled with persistent knee injury concerns in the recent past, has sent him a clear message.

Federer finished with 20 Grand Slams, 2 behind the all-time men's singles record of Rafael Nadal. It was Federer, who breached the 20-Grand Slam mark first among the Big 3 in 2019. Djokovic, who was barred from playing the US Open and Australian Open in 2022, has 21 Grand Slam titles.