Roger Federer, a Swiss professional tennis superstar, has declared his intention to retire at the age of 41 from playing competitive tennis. Due to his knee injuries, he had to undergo a few of surgeries before he made his statement.
Roger Federer born in Basel, Switzerland on 8 August 1981. In 1996, he participated in a junior competition for the first time, and it took place in Switzerland. The competition was a grade 2 event. At that very moment, he had just turned 14 years old. In 1998, Federer competed in and won the boys’ singles championship at Wimbledon. His opponent in the match was Irakli Labadze. In addition, he took first place in the doubles competition alongside Oliver Rochus. During that match, they came out on top, defeating Michael Llodra and Andy Ram.
1998 marked the beginning of Roger Federer’s professional career, which he launched at the Swiss Open in Gstaad. In that encounter, he suffered an early defeat at the hands of Lucas Arnold Ker. He defeated Guillaume Raoux in his first match on the ATP circuit, which took place in Toulouse.
Roger regards as one of the legends who was always a rival against Rafael Nadal and Noval Djokovic. . It is thanks to his 20 Grand Slam victories that he is currently ranked third all-time among men’s tennis players. The number one spot is held by Rafael Nadal, who has won 22 grand slam titles, while Noval Djokovic is in second place, having won 21 grand slam titles.
In the men’s tennis rankings, he held the number one spot for five consecutive years. His final tennis competition, which will take place in London at the Laver Cup the following week, will mark the end of his career. After that, he has already decided to step away from men’s professional tennis for good.
On Thursday, Federer posted a video on his social media account where he expressed, “I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career”.
To my tennis family and beyond,
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
Roger Federer was victorious in the men’s singles competition at a total of 20 Grand Slam tournaments, including a record-tying eight victories at Wimbledon. He is the only player in the history of tennis to compete as a singles player and win more matches than any other player did while competing in a Grand Slam. During his time playing tennis, he was victorious in more than one hundred tournaments. He held the No. 1 spot on the ATP world rankings for a total of 310 weeks, including a record-setting 237 weeks in a row. Federer set a records by competing in the most Grand Slam quarter-finals (58) and semi-finals (46). He is the only player in men’s singles competitions who has made it to the finals of ten straight Grand Slam championships.
Rafael Nadal tweeted that, “Dear Roger, my friend and rival. I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world. It’s been a pleasure but also an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court”.
Dear Roger,my friend and rival.
I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world.
It’s been a pleasure but also an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court 👇🏻
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 15, 2022
Roger got his start in tennis when he was only 8 years old. In the course of his career as a professional tennis player, he has sustained a few injuries and undergone a number of surgical procedures. Because of his knee injury, Roger Federer did not participate in the main draw of this year’s Wimbledon tournament for the first time since 1988. The two knee operations that he underwent in 2020 and 2021 had an impact on the rest of his life, particularly his career.