Well now, this day was coming soon, but the moment was stretching itself again and again. And now we know it’s not going to extend. After 15,26 matches, 20 Grand Slam titles, and 24 years of smashing career, Roger Federer has announced his retirement. The tennis player will not be performing after the Laver Cup next week.
Roger Federer Announces Retirement
On Thursday, Roger announced his retirement while expressing that at the Laver Cup, next week, he will be performing for the last time. The laver cup is going to allow Roger to play the final match of his career as the “Big Four”. As part of Team Europe, Rafael Nadal has 22 Grand Slam titles, Novak Djokovic, who has 22 Grand Slam wins, and Andy Murray, two-time Wimbledon champion, will all be seen playing together. And Roger also mentioned them too by saying, “I was lucky enough to play so many epic matches that I will never forget.”
Rafael Nadal paid tribute to Roger with a tweet and wrote, “Dear Roger, my friend and rival. I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world. It’s been a pleasure but also an honour and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court”.
“We will have many more moments to share in the future, there are still lots of things to do together, we know that. For now, I truly wish you all the happiness with your wife, Mirka, your kids, and your family and enjoy what’s ahead of you. I’ll see you in London @LaverCup”, he added.
Grand Slam Winner Serena Williams Welcomed Roger To Retirement Club
Famous tennis player Serena Williams welcomed Roger Federer to the tennis “retirement club” with an Instagram post. She wrote, “I wanted to find the perfect way to say this, as you so eloquently put this game to rest — perfectly done, just like your career”.
“I have always looked up to you and admired you. Our paths were always so similar, so much the same. You inspired countless millions and millions of people — including me — and we will never forget”.
“I applaud you and look forward to all that you do in the future,” Williams wrote. “Welcome to the retirement club. And thank you for being you @rogerfederer”.