“I played more than 1,500 matches in 24 years”: Roger Federer retires at 41

“I have to admit that it’s time to end my career. » Often injured in recent years, the Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer announced this Thursday, September 15, that he would end his sports career at the end of the month.

« The Laver Cup [du 23 au 25 septembre]next week in London, will be my last ATP tournament,” writes the tennis player in a statement posted on Twitter.

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A right knee injury

Roger Federer has not played in competition since his elimination in the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2021 against Hubert Hurkacz, after a right knee injury. “I know my body and its limits, and lately the messages he has been sending me have been pretty clear. I’m 41 years old “can we also read in this press release.

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“I played more than 1,500 matches over twenty-four years. Tennis has brought me more happiness than I thought. »

The former world number one won 103 titles during his career, including 20 Grand Slams, six at the Masters and 28 Masters 1000.

” Where to start ? It has been a privilege to witness your journey to become a champion in every sense of the word,” tweeted the official Wimbledon account shortly after Roger Federer’s announcement.

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