Roger Federer Announces His Retirement From Tennis

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

15 Sep 2022

Tennis legend Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the game tennis.

Following a string of injuries the Swiss star will call it quits at next week’s Laver Cup in London, the final event in a career of one of the most popular and most decorated tennis players of all time.

Federer won 20 major trophies and a record 103 ATP titles over the course of his 24-year career, including eight Wimbledon titles.

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,” he said in his announcement on social media.

“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. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career,”

“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course. Just not in the Grand Slams or on the tour,” he added.

“I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart, to everyone around the world who has helped make the dreams of a young Swiss ball kid come true. Finally, to the game of tennis: I love you and will never leave you.”