Roger Federer has announced to end his professional career

41-year-old Swiss will play his last tournament at Laver Cup this year.

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Roger Federer, the tennis legendary player has decided to end his professional and competitive career. The 20 times Grand Slam champion Federer, who spent two decades at the top of men’s tennis, has announced his retirement from the game, saying a heartfelt farewell on social media.

“I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years,”  Federer wrote on his official social media account. The Swiss legend further stated, “Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career.” Next weekend in London, at the Laver Cup, the five-year-old team tennis championship between Europe and the United States that Federer helped plan, will be his final professional match as he stated in his retirement note. On Friday night, he’ll (hopefully) play doubles one more with his rival and friend Rafael Nadal in a must-see final match.

Federer has not played on a professional tennis court since his Wimbledon exit in 2021 against Hubert Hurkacz in the quarterfinals.