Roger Federer announced his retirement at the age of 41. Source: Andy Wong (AP).
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Roger Federerthe former world number one Swiss tennis player, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles, has announced his retirement from tennis at the end of the Laver Cup, which will be held in London from 23 to 25 this month.
Federer is 41 years old and he says goodbye after “a wonderful adventure”, but after the last three years which have been “difficult in the form of injuries and surgery”.
The WTA says goodbye remembering Serena Williams
The Women’s Tennis Association posted on Twitter a photo of Federer with Serena Williams, who also announced his retirement last month. “The end of an era”was the message that accompanied the image of the legends, between laughter and hugs.
The message of Alcaraz, the new tennis genius
With the emoji of a broken heart, Carlos Alcarazthe great reference of the new generation of tennis that has become the youngest world number 1 in history, expressed on Twitter his sadness at Federer’s retirement.
On Sunday, after winning the US OPEN, the video of the 19-year-old Spaniard took his first steps in tennis went viral and said that Roger was his. “idol and referent”.
The day he came to Argentina and visited La Bombonera with Del Potro
In 2012, then number 2 in the world, Federer visited the La Boca neighborhood along with several sports personalities and left some photos to remember.
The last game
Federer hasn’t officially stepped on a pitch since then July 7, 2021.
That match, corresponding to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, was against Hubert Hurkacz and the result was favorable to Pole 6-3, 7-6 (4) and 6-0.
From that moment he was followed by a series of knee operations that took him away from the field.
Long hair and headband, the story of her first title
At 19, Federer won his first clay court title in Milan and after losing a couple of finals.
here the memory
US Open and Roland Garros also surrender to Roger
In addition to Wimbledon, the Twitter accounts of two other Grand Slams thanked him for his contribution to tennis.
Roger’s 20 Grand Slams, in a photo
Wimbledon (8), Australian Open (6), US Open (5) and Roland Garros (1) marked Federer’s reign.
“Roger, where do we start?”
Federer is the best winner of Wimbledon, one of the four Grand Slams. During his career he won 8 titles. And from the official report of the British tournament they have published a moving letter.
“Roger, where do we start? … It has been a privilege to witness your journey and to see you become a champion in every sense of the word. We will miss seeing you beautify our fields, but all we can say for now is thank you, for the memories and the joy you gave to so many “.
Former Argentine tennis player Juan Ignacio Chela gave a humorous share to Federer’s retirement and sent him a proposal.
“I’m here to play your farewell game with you. You finish it in 45 ‘. Think about it,” he joked.
Juan Martín del Potro’s message: “I love you, Roger”
“I LOVE YOU ROGER. Thank you for everything you have done in tennis and with myself. The world of tennis will never be the same without you,” wrote former Argentine tennis player Juan Martín Del Potro to sack the Swiss legend, who announced his retirement at 41.
So Federer announced his retirement from tennis
Roger Federer has announced his retirement
The legendary Swiss tennis player Roger Federer announced in a statement on Thursday his retirement at the end of the Laver Cup, a competition that will be played in London from 23 to 25 September.
“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event,” the 41-year-old Swiss, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles during his long career, posted on social media.