Roger Federer Retired

Former World No. 1 and Twenty-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer called time on his astonishing tennis career at the 2022 Laver Cup in London. He played his final competitive match in a doubles contest partnering with his close friend and arch rival Rafael Nadal. The duo represented Team Europe at the hardcourt event and put up an exhilarating performance against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock, but couldn’t fend off the Americans in a three-set contest.

Why did Roger Federer retire?

Federer did not compete in any of the events on the main tour since his quarterfinal exit from the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. He recorded a special message for his fans and explained the reasons behind his decision to retire from tennis. The Swiss Maestro mentioned that tennis has been one of his greatest strengths in life and the best gift the sport has given him is the luxury of meeting new people, friends, competitors and his fans throughout his journey. He believes it is the fans which give this sport life and will always be grateful for the warmth with which he was welcomed all around the globe. The 41-year-old also stated that the last three years were extremely difficult for him, dealing with multiple injuries and knee surgeries. He has patiently waited for his body to recover and be fit to compete at the highest level. However, his body has been sending clear signals that it would be best to take a step back to not cause further inconvenience in the future. Hence, The former world No. 1 wisely decided to draw the curtains on his glittering career and took to the court for one final appearance at the 2022 Laver Cup. Federer has played more than 1500 matches in 24 years and has captured trophies all over the world with numerous records to his name. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest players of all time and his legacy will be cherished for years to come.

What age did Roger Federer retire?

Roger Federe retired from tennis at the age of 41.

How long was Roger Federer’s career?

Roger Federer’s career lasted for 24 years. He made his ATP debut in 1998 at the Swiss Open in Gstaad before losing out to Lucas Arnold Ker in the first round. Later that year, he won his first match in Toulouse against Guillaume Raoux. Federer then got a wildcard to compete in another event in his home country, the Swiss Indoors. He went on to win it ten times in his career.

What will Roger Federer do after retirement?

Roger Federer has promised his fans that he will stay close to tennis after retirement. It is still unclear what role exactly the Swiss Maestro would want to choose but at the moment he is spending time with his family, now that he isn't touring throughout the year.

Why did Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal cry?

It was an emotional moment for everyone present at the O2 Arena, who came to witness Roger Federer play his final match at the harcourt event. Federer and Rafael Nadal have been arch rivals on the tennis court and close friends off it. The duo have played in some of the biggest stages in the world and competed for the highest honors in the game. They pushed each other to the limits and also got the best out of each other. Federer and Nadal squared off 40 times on the main tour with Nadal leading the head-to-head 24-16, including 14-10 in finals. It was a nostalgic moment for the pair competing in the Swiss Maestro's final competitive match-up and hence the emotions were high.

Who sang at Roger Federer’s farewell?

Famous British singer Ellie Goulding sang at Roger Federer's farewell at the O2 Arena in London.


How many titles does Roger Federer have at the time of his retirement?

Roger Federer won 103 ATP titles throughout his entire career. It included 20 Major titles, 28 ATP masters titles and a record six ATP Finals.

How many Grand Slams has Federer won at the time of his retirement?

Roger Federer won 20 Grand Slam titles at the time of his retirement.

Has Roger Federer won all four Grand Slams in one year?

No, Roger Federer has never won all four Grand Slams in one year. The record has been unmatched by any player since Rod Laver achieved this feat in 1969.