STARNBERG, September 15, 2022
Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis at age 41. The Swiss Maestro captured 20 Grand Slam titles including eight triumphs at Wimbledon. His last major title was the Australian Open in 2018. Federer will stop playing competitively after the Laver Cup later this month, held at the O2 Arena in London.
Federer said in his statement to his fans: “To my tennis family and beyond, of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I’ve met along the way: my friends, my competitors and most of all the fans who give the sport its life. Today, I want to share some news with all of you.
“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 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.”
To my tennis family and beyond,
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022