Many tennis fans were stunned as Roger Federer announced his retirement from Grand Slams and the ATP Tour. The Laver Cup next week will be his last tournament on the ATP Tour.
According to sports betting facts, Federer is 41 years old. Also, he played over 1,500 matches in more than 24 years as a professional tennis player. Federer said that the sport has been generous to him. But additionally, he recognized that it was time for him to end his competitive tennis career.
Federer suffered from several injuries in recent years. In 2020, he got two knee surgeries. Additionally, he underwent another one after his defeat in the quarterfinal of 2021 Wimbledon against Hubert Hurkacz. It was his last competitive tennis match.
Federer Announced His Retirement from Competitive Tennis
According to sports betting bookie software reports, Federer’s tennis career coincided with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The three of them dominated men’s tennis in the last two decades.
Despite playing against two of the greatest tennis players of all time, Federer broke several records. First, he remained at the top of the ranking for 237 weeks. Also, he became the oldest top-ranked player at 36 years old.
According to sports handicapping experts, he won six Australian Opens, one French Open, five US Opens, and eight Wimbledon titles. In addition, he is second to Jimmy Connors for having the most ATP titles at 103. Federer also has six ATP finals, a Davis Cup title, and a gold medal in men’s doubles from the 2008 Olympics.
In the Instagram post, he thanked his fans, team, parents, wife, children, sister, and sponsors. Also, he recalled his childhood in Basel, Switzerland, where his love for tennis blossomed. He started as a ball kid and watched players growing up. That was where his dream of becoming a tennis player began.