Roger Federer announces his retirement


Tennis legend Roger Federer will play his last match next week at the Laver Cup.

After a 24-year career, Roger Federer announced his retirement from the sport of tennis on Thursday.

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries,”I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities, and limits and its message to me lately have been clear,” Federer said in the note that was released on social media. He has been battling various injuries for the past several years.

Here are some of Federer numbers per his bio on

  • Holds records as oldest World No. 1 (36 in 2018) and for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 (237) in Pepperstone ATP Rankings history (since 1973).
  • Twenty-time Grand Slam champion owns Grand Slam records with 369 wins, 46 SFs and 58 QFs, including 23 SFs and 36 QFs in a row beginning at 2004 Wimbledon.
  • Enjoyed 41-match win streak (2006-07), reached 17 straight finals (2005-06), posted 24-final win streak (2003-05), won 24 straight matches vs. Top 10 (2003-05) and earned 65 straight wins on grass (2003-08).

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