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G.O.A.T Roger Federer Announces Retirement From Competitive Tennis, Days After Emotional Response To Serena Williams’ Retirement

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Remember the man who was just as heartbroken as all of us when tennis player Serena William played at the US Open 2022 following her retirement announcement? Yepp, I’m talking about Roger Federer. After Serena’s exit from the US Open 2022, Roger posted an emotional message on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) social media pages expressing his feelings while asking Serena to return to tennis. But Roger has now left us all feeling heartbroken and rather betrayed after he himself decided to call it quits. On September 15, the greatest male tennis player of all time announced his retirement from the game.

Taking to Twitter, Roger Federer announced that he will be retiring from competitive tennis and the Laver Cup, scheduled to be held next week in London, will be his last ATP event. Thanking his fans and competitors, the 41-year-old tennis player shared that the time has come for him to bid adieu to the game. Pointing out that he has played over 1500 matches in his 24 years long career, Roger said that the game has treated him more generously than he ever dreamt. The tennis player thanked his wife, Mirka for standing by him and supporting him for over 20 years of his career. Expressing his gratitude towards his wife for being there even during her pregnancy, Roger Federer also took a moment to thank his parents and sister as well as all his coaches.

Roger Federer also recalled his childhood days when his love affair with tennis began. Sharing that he was a ball kid in his hometown, Basel, Federer shared that he would watch the players with “a sense of wonder” and that’s when he started dreaming of playing which, in turn, led him to work hard and helped him achieve success.

Also Read: Twitter Celebrates As Serena Williams Puts Off Retirement Talks Following The US Open Win

For the unversed, Roger Federer is believed to be the G.O.A.T in tennis. The tennis player has won 20 Grand Slams and was ranked number 1 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks. In fact, he set a record of maintaining his position for 237 consecutive weeks. He has also won 8 men’s singles Wimbledon titles. We’re going to truly miss him but we wish him all the best for his future endeavours as we hope to see him returning from retirement.

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