Tennis legend, Swiss Roger Federer, announced Thursday in a press release his retirement at the end of the Laver Cup, competition which will take place in London from September 23 to 25.
“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event,” posted on social media Federer, 41, holder of 20 Grand Slam titles during his long career.
“I will still play tennis in the future, of course, but it won’t be at Grand Slam tournaments or on the circuit,” Federer added.
The Basel has not replayed in competition since his elimination in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021 due to a recalcitrant knee.
“It’s a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything the circuit has given me. But, at the same time, there are so many things to celebrate, ”said the former world No.1 who held the record for Grand Slam titles before being overtaken by Rafael Nadal (22) then Novak Djokovic ( 21).
Roger Federer, who notably has eight Wimbledon trophies to his name, considers himself “one of the luckiest people on Earth” in his message on social networks.
“I was gifted with a gift for playing tennis and raised it to a level I never could have imagined and for far longer than I thought possible,” he explained. .