Roger Federer is to retire next week

Written by Olivier Guiberteau September 17, 2022

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Roger Federer, one of the most gifted and successful tennis players of all time has announced he is to retire next week at the age of 41 

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Federer, who claimed 103 tour-level titles along with 20 Grand Slams throughout his illustrious career, will play his final tournament at the Laver Cup in London next weekend 

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He began his career back in 1998 with his first match coming at the Swiss Open Gstaad where he lost to Lucas Arnold Ker in the first round.  

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Later that same year he won his first match against Guillaume Raoux and claimed his first ATP tournament win at the Milan Indoor tournament in 2001.  

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His performances were up and down up till that point but it was his maiden victory at Wimbledon in 2003 that sparked a quite remarkable period in which he lit up courts across the globe. 

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Between 2003 and 2009, he reached an extraordinary 21 out of 28 Grand Slam singles finals, including 5 successive victories at both Wimbledon and the U.S Open. 

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In 2009 he claimed his first French Open title to complete the illustrious career Grand Slam of titles at Wimbledon, Australian Open, U.S Open and the French Open.

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Known for his grace and exquisite shot-making ability, there have been few sights in sports history that can compare to Federer in full flow.

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Tributes from fans and players alike have quickly flooded in, including from Serena Williams who also retired this year. Two GOATs, the likes of which we may never see again.