SHOCK: Roger Federer retires from tennis!

Within weeks of Serena Williams retiring, another shocking news sweeps the tennis court

by Lorenzo Ciotti
SHOCK: Roger Federer retires from tennis!

Roger Federer retires from tennis! His last tennis event will be the Laver Cup, scheduled in London from 23 to 25 September. The official announcement was given by the Swiss player himself with a long letter published on his social profiles.

The Swiss Maestro is, by virtue of the records and titles achieved, the effective playing style on every surface, and the technical accuracy of his shots, he is considered one of the best tennis players of all time, as well as one of the greatest sportsmen of always.

With 20 successes in 31 finals, he is the third most successful tennis player in the Grand Slam events in the men's singles arena behind Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21): 8 Wimbledon (record), 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open and 1 Roland Garros.

With 54 successes in the men's singles field he is in third position in the ranking of the victories of the Big Titles, or the most important and prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. In addition to the aforementioned 20 Grand Slams, he has won 6 ATP Finals (record) and 28 Masters 1000.

In his palmarès there are also 24 ATP 500 and 25 ATP 250, 1 Davis Cup with the Swiss national team (the first in its history) and 3 Laver Cup. He is in second place in the all-time ranking of weeks spent as number 1 in the world (310), behind only Novak Đoković.

However, he holds the record of the consecutive ones spent at the top of the ranking (237) and at 36 he became the longest-lived tennis player at the top of the ranking. In 2009 with the victory in Roland Garros he completed the Career Grand Slam.

In 2017, by beating Marin Čilić in the final, he became the only man to have won Wimbledon eight times, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world. From that date until January 27, 2019, he was the only tennis player in history to simultaneously hold the record for trophies won in two different Grand Slam events (8 titles at Wimbledon, absolute record and 6 Australian Open, then ex aequo with Doković and Emerson) He is the tennis player who has won the ATP Finals several times (6) (obtaining the highest number of participations in the final, 10) and who has won the most titles both on hard (71) and on grass (19).

At the Olympics he won two medals: at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold in the double together with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, while in London 2012 he won the silver in the singles losing in the final with Andy Murray.

With a prize pool of around 130 million dollars, he is the third player in history in the ranking of career earnings, [34] preceded by Đoković and Nadal.

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