Roger Federer announced he will retire from tennis

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, 41, announced he’s retiring after more than two decades, in a letter to fans on his social media, following the Laver Cup next week in London. He cited injuries over the last few years as a reason to step away. “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I have worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. 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 wrote.

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The moment of the announcement was the remember time for a lot of things and confession. “When my love of tennis started, I was a ball kid in my hometown of Basel. I used to watch the players with a sense of wonder. They were like giants to me and I began to dream. My dreams led to me work harder and I started to believe in myself. Some success brought me confidence and I was on my way to the most amazing journey that has led to this day.” Federer was one of the most dominant tennis players in his era. His last tournament title came in 2019 at the Swiss Indoors Basel. Federer leaves with 103 tour-level titles on his substantial résumé and 1,251 wins in singles matches, ending up with 20 by winning eight championships at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, five at the US Open and one at the French Open.