Roger Federer announces his retirement

“I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.”

He retires with 20 victories in the majors, and is arguably the greatest grass-court player in history. In his prime he won Wimbledon five years in a row, and eight times altogether.

He was once ranked #1 for 237 consecutive weeks, a record.

5 thoughts on “Roger Federer announces his retirement

  1. He also holds the record for wins in Grand Slams (369). Serena is second at 367. Roger is the GOAT by many measures, and he’s a phenomenal human being to boot.

    We were lucky to have him.

    1. Agreed, could easily argue he was the greatest hard court player, and also safe to say he was probably the 2nd best clay court player ever as well, that just happened to play at a time when the most dominant (Nadal) was almost unbeatable on the surface.

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