Roger Federer, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, has announced his retirement from the sport, saying he knows “the possibilities and limitations of his body have become clear to me lately.”
In a lengthy statement on his social media accounts – see them below – Federer writes: “As many of you know, the last three years have given me problems in the form of injuries and surgeries. I worked hard to get back in full fitness. But I also know the possibilities of my body, its limits and its message has become clear to me lately.”
“I am 41 years old,” the statement continues. “I have played over 1500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has been more generous to me than I ever could have dreamed of and now I have to know when it’s time to end my sporting career.”
Federer says the Laver Cup in London next week will be his last ATP tournament.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022