GENEVA: Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer is to retire after subsequent week’s Laver Cup after admitting on Thursday his battles with a knee drawback had pressured him to name time on his historic profession.
“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event,” he mentioned in a press release posted on his Twitter account.
The 41-year-old winner of 20 Grand Slam titles has been out of motion since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in 2021, after which he underwent his third knee surgical procedure in 18 months.
His fellow tennis legend Serena Williams is all however sure to not play once more after bowing out of the US Open within the third spherical this month.
Federer mentioned that his physique had successfully instructed him it was time to deliver the curtain down.
“I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form,” he wrote.
“But I additionally know my physique’s capacities and limits, and its message to me recently has been clear.
“I’m 41 years outdated. I’ve performed greater 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.”