Roger Federer has formally announced his retirement from tennis.
Federer, 41, in recent times has been struggling with injuries, which resulted in his inability to compete since Wimbledon in 2021 after going through triple knee surgery, ending the career of one of the most popular and successful players in sporting history.
The Swiss posted an audio message on social media on Thursday afternoon explaining his “bittersweet” decision.
He rose to the top ranks winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003. His career closes with 20 Grand Slam singles titles, 103 tour-level titles and 1,251 overall victories in singles matches.
His decision comes less than two weeks after Serena Williams, the most successful women’s player in the open era, played her final competitive match at the US Open.
The Swiss legend penned a hearfelt farewell to his fans ;