20-time Grand Slam tennis champion Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the sport, after losing his last match at the Laver Cup.
Federer, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, made the announcement in an emotional press conference following his defeat to American John Isner.
“It’s been a great ride, but it’s time for me to say goodbye,” Federer said. “I want to thank all of my fans for their support over the years.”
Federer’s retirement comes as a surprise too many, as he had been playing some of the best tennis of his career in recent years. However, the 41-year-old Swiss star said that he had been thinking about retirement for some time and that the Laver Cup was the perfect time to say goodbye.
“I’m not sure if I’ll ever play tennis again, but I’m grateful for everything the sport has given me,” Federer said.
The Laver Cup is a tennis tournament that pits a team of European players against a team of players from the rest of the world. Federer has been a part of the European team for the past two years and helped the team to victory in 2017.
I am so sad to hear that Roger Federer has retired from tennis. He has been one of my favourite players to watch over the years and I have always enjoyed his elegant style of play. I think retirement is the right decision for him though, as he has achieved so much in his career and he can now enjoy spending time with his family. Thank you, Roger, for all the wonderful memories.
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