Good moments pass before you know that they have left you. And just like that, a star of the Tennis court is leaving the place of his glory. Federer is retiring from his tennis career at the age of 41. Yes, even though it seems like a shock but we have to live with it.
Following a number of knee operations, Federer finally leaves the tennis court with his glory of 20 grand slam titles. The swiss tennis star is leaving his 24 years long tennis career. Roger finished five seasons ranking no 1. He is the third player in the world to have won the maximum amount of grand slams. Federer is only behind Nadal (22) and Djokovic (21).
His rivalry with Nadal and Djokovic is a golden era for the Tennis world. Now that era is coming to an end. On a Thursday pos through his social media accounts, Federer has said –
“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 clear.
He also added –
“I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 matches over 24 years. 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.”
But, Federer has not given up on tennis just yet. He has promised to keep playing tennis, but the audience has to miss him on the tours and the Grand Slam. Paying respect to his friend and rival, Rafael Nadal has Twitted