(September 15, 2022) Twenty-time major champion Roger Federer has announced on social media that he’ll be retiring after Laver Cup next week, his last ATP event. The 41-year-old Swiss’ announcement comes on the heels of Serena Williams announcing her retirement before the US Open.
Federer was dealing with a number of knee surgeries over the past couple of years. He has not competed on the tour since July 2021 at Wimbledon.
Federer career ends with 103 tournaments won, second in the Open Era only to Jimmy Connors with 109.
Federer’s records include being No.1 for the most consecutive weeks at 237, the oldest No. 1 in ATP rankings history as he returned to the top spot at 36.
His 20 majors rank him third overall. He won eight titles at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, five at the U.S. Open and one at the French Open.
Federer made his announcement on Twitter:
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