Roger Federer



Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer admitted that his body had suffered as a result of operations and injuries.

His last competitive matches will be in London the following week.


The racket-throwing Swiss adolescent Roger Federer, who went on to become one of the world's most skilled athletes

and was a member of the generation that dominated tennis for two decades, announced his retirement from competition on Thursday.


“I am 41 years old; I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years,” Federer said in an audio clip posted on social media.


Having won 103 tour singles titles, 20 Grand Slam singles titles, spent 310 weeks at the top of the rankings,

and set a record with six triumphs in season-ending tour finals, Federer exits the sport with one of the best competitive records in its annals.

And probably most astonishingly given his lengthy career, he never had to forfeit a game he had already begun due to an injury.

“I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart, to everyone around the world who has helped make the dreams of a young Swiss ball kid come true,” Federer said.Credit...