Roger Federer to retire from tennis after the Laver Cup next week

Sep 15, 2022

The legendary career of Roger Federer is coming to an end.

The Swiss tennis player announced on Thursday he will retire from the ATP Tour following the Laver Cup in London next week. He won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles during his illustrious 24-year career, including a record eight Wimbledon titles, six Australian Open titles and five US Open titles.

As Federer noted in his retirement address, the 41-year-old has struggled with knee injuries over the past three years and advanced past the fourth round in a Grand Slam only twice during that span. He dropped out of the top-50 world rankings this past June for the first time since 2000 and dropped completely out of the ATP singles rankings for the first time since his 1997 debut this past July.

But in his prime, Federer was the best tennis player on the planet.

Source: Yahoo Sports