A sports legend hangs up the racket. Roger Federer, the man with twenty Grand Slam titles, announced on twitter on Thursday that he would end his career at the end of the Laver Cup, which he will play from September 23 to 25 in London.
At 41, the Swiss has marked the history of sport, alongside his great rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
“I’ve had a lot of injuries over the past three years and I’ve worked hard to be competitive again. But I know the capabilities of my body. I’m 41 and I’ve played over 1,500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has given me more than I could have hoped for. It’s time to end my international career. The Laver Cup will be my last professional tournament. I will continue to play tennis but not in Grand Slam or on the tour. I will miss the circuit but I feel one of the luckiest people in the world (…). I would like to thank my wife Mirka and my four children. Without forgetting my dear parents and my sister, without whom nothing would have been possible. I also thank all my former coaches, as well as my current team“said the Basel, who also had a thought for all his opponents, as well as his many fans who have supported him over the past 24 years.
Before concluding. “I love you and I will never leave you”.