Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has announced that he will end his career after the Laver Cup, which will be held next week.
Federer, 41, who has 20 grand slam championships in his career, announced his retirement decision on his social media account.
“Of course I will play more tennis in the future, but not at the grand slams or the ATP Tour,” he explained. Federer said that the Laver Cup, which will be hosted by the capital of England, London on September 23-25, will be the last tournament he will participate in.
The Swiss athlete, who has had three knee operations and has been away from the courts since 2021 Wimbledon, said: “My body’s message to me has been clear lately. I’ve played more than 1,500 games over 24 years. I have to admit that it’s time to end my competitive career.” used the phrases.
Federer, who has won 8 times Wimbledon in men’s singles, won his last championship at the 2018 Australian Open at the age of 36.
Federer, who rose to number 1 in the world classification for the first time in 2004, broke the record in this field by staying at the top for a total of 310 weeks. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic became the new holder of this record last year.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who has 22 championships in grand slam tournaments, and Djokovic, who won the cup 21 times, surpassed Federer in the list of “male athletes who won the most grand slams” in this process.