Roger Federer introduced Thursday that he’s retiring from skilled tennis at age 41 after profitable 20 Grand Slam titles.
This choice comes simply days after the tip of the U.S. Open, which is predicted to be the final match of 23-time main champion Serena Williams’ profession, and indicators the actual finish of an period in tennis.
Federer has not competed since Wimbledon in July 2021 — he has had a collection of knee operations — and so in that sense, the information is no surprise.
However he had appeared at an occasion marking the 100-year anniversary of Centre Courtroom on the All England Membership this July and stated he hoped to return again to play there “yet one more time.”
He additionally had stated he would return to match motion on the Swiss Indoors in October.
Federer posted his information on Twitter, saying his farewell occasion would be the Laver Cup in London subsequent week. That could be a crew occasion run by his administration firm.
Federer’s final match anyplace got here on July 7, 2021, when he misplaced at Centre Courtroom within the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0.
Quickly after, Federer had surgical procedure to restore injury to his meniscus and cartilage in his proper knee — his third operation on that knee in a span of 1 1/2 years.