Tennis loses one of the greatest: Roger Federer has said enough

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Federer will retire from competitive activity after the Laver Cup

Roger Federer has decided to end his competitive activity in the world of tennis, considered legendary by fans and insiders, after the Laver Cup to be held between September 23 and 25. This was confirmed by the Swiss champion himself, in a lengthy statement released through his Instagram page.

“As many of you know, the last three years have presented me with many challenges, including injuries and operations,” Federer said. “I have worked hard to become competitive again, but I also know the limits of my body, which has been sending me very clear messages lately. I am 41 years old and have played more than 1,500 matches in 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I could have dreamed, I have to come to terms with the moment of ending my competitive career.”

“The Laver Cup to be played in London next week will be my last ATP event,” he went on to explain. “I will still play tennis in the future, of course, just not in Grand Slam tournaments or world tour tour tournaments.

“This is a bittersweet decision,” added the legendary Swiss tennis player, “because everything the tour has given me I will miss. At the same time, however, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the luckiest people on the face of the Earth, I was given a special talent for tennis, this played more than I thought was possible.”

“I would especially like to thank my wonderful wife Mirka, who shared every minute with me,” Federer wrote again. “She charged me before finals, watched countless matches even when she was eight months pregnant, put up with my sillier side on trips with my team for over years.

“I also want to thank my amazing children for their support and willingness to explore new places, creating wonderful memories along the way. Seeing my family cheering for me in the stands is a special feeling that I will carry with me forever.”

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