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Roger Federer to retire from tennis after next week's Laver Cup

BENGALURU — Swiss tennis great Roger Federer announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday (Sept 15), saying next week's Laver Cup will be his final ATP tournament.

This file photo taken on July 5, 2021 shows Switzerland's Roger Federer jumping to play a return against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during their men's singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London.

This file photo taken on July 5, 2021 shows Switzerland's Roger Federer jumping to play a return against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during their men's singles fourth round match on the seventh day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London.

BENGALURU — Swiss tennis great Roger Federer announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday (Sept 15), saying next week's Laver Cup will be his final ATP tournament.

"As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I've worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body's capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been dear. I am 41 years old," Federer said on Instagram.

"I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.

"The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour." REUTERS

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