Roger Federer has just announced the end of his career on his social networks. The Swiss puts the racket away at 41 after winning 20 Grand Slam titles.
It is a monument of the sport that stops. Roger Federer has just announced, this Thursday, September 15, that he is ending his career as a professional tennis player. The Swiss announced it on his social networks with a long message but also with a video.
At 41, he had disappeared from the radar following yet another knee operation in August 2021. The Basel had not played a professional match since his elimination by the Pole Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, July 7, 2021.
Federer has won 103 singles trophies in his career, including 20 Grand Slam tournaments: 8 times Wimbledon, 6 times the Australian Open, 5 times the US Open and 1 time Roland-Garros. He has also won the Masters six times and has two Olympic medals (gold in 2008 in doubles with Stan Wawrinka, silver in 2012 in singles). Roger Federer also won the Davis Cup in 2014 with Switzerland.
Member of the “Big4” with Nadal, Murray and Djokovic, he will play the Laver Cup (from September 23 to 25) before putting away the racket for good.