Roger Federer, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, announced his retirement from the sport, saying he knows “the capabilities and limits of his body and his message to me lately has been clear.”
In a lengthy statement on his social media accounts, see below, Federer writes: “As many of you know, the last three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I’ve worked hard to get back to full competitive shape. But I also know the capabilities and limits of my body and its message to me lately has been clear.”
“I am 41 years old,” the statement continues. “I have played more than 1,500 games in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I could have ever dreamed of, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”
Federer says the Laver Cup in London next week will be his last ATP event.
—Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022