“Of course, I will play a lot in the future, but not in Grand Slams or Tour series tournaments. This decision is not easy because I will miss everything,” writes R. Federer.
The tennis player also named the reason – the history of injuries in the last three years: “I worked hard so that I could be competitive again on the courts. However, I know my body’s capabilities and limits. My body’s message was very clear to me.”
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
The 20 Grand Slam champion thanked his wife Mirka and his fantastic team. He didn’t forget his fans either: “You have no idea how much strength and faith you gave me.”
“The past 24 years in tennis have been an incredible adventure. Sometimes it feels like it was just 24 hours, but it was so deep and magical that I lived through it my whole life,” he added.
The last time R. Federer triumphed in the Grand Slam tournament was in 2018 – he won the Australian Open at the age of 36. He became the second-oldest player to win a tournament of this level in the modern era of tennis.
For the first time, R. Federer climbed to the first position of the ATP tennis ranking in 2004. During his career, he reigned on the throne of the first planet tennis ranking for 310 weeks. This is a record that was improved by N. Djokovic in February 2021.
Federer’s trophy case also includes a doubles gold from the 2008 Beijing Olympics (along with Stan Wawrinka) and the singles silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
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