At the age of 41 and after winning 20 grand slam titles, Roger Federer decided to call it a career and retire from playing professional tennis.
To my tennis family and beyond,— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
Federer is ranked 3rd in all-time grand slam wins just behind his men’s tennis with rivals Rafael Nadal with 22 wins and Novak Djokovic with 21 wins.
He said he will still continue to play tennis but just not at the grand slam professional level. He is sent to play at the Laver Cup as Team Europe.
This is the second major multiple-time grand slam winner to retire this year. Serena Williams announced her retirement after the US Open this year. Williams has won 23 women’s grand slam titles.
Other Tennis Players’ Reaction
Dear Roger,my friend and rival.— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) September 15, 2022
I wish this day would have never come. It’s a sad day for me personally and for sports around the world.
It’s been a pleasure but also an honor and privilege to share all these years with you, living so many amazing moments on and off the court 👇🏻
Thank you, Roger 💙 https://t.co/kkzaIrfGQi— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 15, 2022