“So I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart to everyone around the world who has helped make the dreams of a young Swiss ball kid come true. Finally, to the game of tennis: I love you and will never leave you,” said by Roger Federer.
Yes, the day has finally come. Roger Federer has announced his retirement from tennis. This Laver Cup 2022 will be his last competitive game.
From the beginning, Roger was a god-gifted player. He was a talent that the tennis world had never faced till 1998. He is not only known for his tennis career, forehand, world records, and 20 grand slams but also for his cool and composed mind and sportsmanship — a true gentleman inside and outside the field. After 24 years of great entertainment worldwide, the tennis legend has decided to retire.
“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. 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.”
Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1981. From a very young age, Federer was full of talent and had the ability to be at the top. Right now, Roger Federer age is 41, so you can see that this man has been in the tennis world for so long that other players only can imagine. Roger Federer height is around 6 feet 1 inch.
|Birth Date||August 8, 1981|
|Birth Place||Basel, Switzerland|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters)|
|Weight||187 lbs. (85 kilos)|
Roger Federer: Personal Information
Roger Federer family consists of his parents and elder sister, who is a great inspiration and support for Federer. His wife, Mirka Vavrinec, was a WTA player also. They met in 2000 in Sydney, where they both represented Switzerland. After dating for 9 years, they got married in the year 2009.
From the beginning, Mirka was so supportive and a lovely wife. Federer said, “I would like to especially thank my amazing wife Mirka, who has lived through every minute with me. She has warmed me up before finals, watched countless matches even while over 8 months pregnant, and has endured my goofy side on the road with my team for over 20 years.”
Roger Federer kids are two twins. First, Mirka gave birth to Myla Rose and Charlene Federer. They are identical twins. And later, in 2014, there were twin boys came into this world. Their names are Lennart and Leo. Once, Federer quoted them that they are both cute and well-educated.
Federer’s statement on his children was, “I also want to thank my four wonderful children for supporting me, always eager to explore new places and creating wonderful memories along the way. Seeing my family cheering me on from the stands is a feeling I will cherish forever.”
Roger Federer: Career Stats
The statistics can amaze anyone. What Federer has done throughout his career is almost impossible to break. But “records are meant to be broken.” Check out the career stats. You can start your career by wearing Roger Federer shoes.
|Best Singles||W (2003, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 12, 17)|
|Best Doubles||Q (2000)|
|Year Turned Pro||1998|
|Career Matches (Won)||1251|
|Career Matches (Lost)||275|
|Highest Rank for Singles||1|
|Highest Rank for Doubles||24|
|Career Prize Money||$130,594,339|
Grand Slam Singles Result:
|Year||Australian Open||Ronald Garros||Wimbledon||US Open|
Grand Slam Doubles Results:
|Year||Australian Open||Ronald Garros||Wimbledon||US Open|
Roger Federer Retirement: Reactions
Rivals on the tennis court, friends in real life. Federer and Nadal- one of the best rivalries the world has witnessed. They have shared the stage for almost 21 years. And, it is time to say goodbye to a friend, rival, teacher, inspiration, and competition.
It’s been a few months since Novak Djokovic crossed Federer’s grand slam record. He is right now in second place after Nadal holding 21 Grand Slams. Novak sent a message to Federer after his statement of his retirement. Both players will play in the same team in the upcoming Laver Cup, it is time for Novak Djokovic Roger Federer.
In 24 years and further, Roger Federer has so many world records. In 2020, he was in second place for holding the highest number of Guinness World records within one disciple. Roger Federer said, “A man who wins, is a man who thinks he can.”
Tennis- a world-famous sport. There are so many young players who get inspiration from Federer. A true gentleman and role model for many people. I can still remember that I was so fond of him a few years ago that I bought Roger Federer Hat, just to be inspired all the time.
Roger Federer kept his promise to play against a young lad. In an interview with Zizou Ago, a child asks Federer to continue playing for another 8 to 9 years, so that one day he can play against him. And after all these years, Federer kept his promise. A fan shared the viral video again on the memory of his retirement.
Tennis has been a popular game from the start. But, after Federer came to rule, the world changed. There was a time between 2003 to 2010 there was no competition at all. There was only Roger Federer. And, after all these years, no matter who supports who? But the tennis world is crying.
It is right that art doesn’t retire, but in reality, the artist has to. It’s been so long. No player has played this long as Federer has. Being a fan of Federer, it is sad that this man will not play anymore. For me, there is no meaning in watching tennis anymore. Maybe I will watch, but the passion, the love, the excitement will die. Whom will I support? No matter what, Federer, you have done enough, you have proved yourself as a legend. And, as long as tennis is remembered, you will also be remembered.
It will be a great opportunity for tennis and football fans to share stages like this. There is nothing greater or less in sports, either you are a sports person, or you are not. If this happens, the world will watch for sure.
It is a humble request from a fan to show Roger’s face as many times as possible in the upcoming competition, Laver’s Cup, 2022. You can imagine how much people love this man. And, no matter what the result will be and what game will happen. I, myself, only watch Federer’s game.
Roger Federer has been living in his parent’s house in Wollerau, Switzerland. Right now, Roger Federer house is worth $50 million in Rapperswil-Jona, where he can relax for the rest of his life with his wife Mirka and four children.
The mansion is in Zurich and has a tennis court. It also has a lake view, swimming pool, gym, underground parking, and a spa. Yes, you can pretty much imagine it in your thought. It is luxurious.
He can watch over his Roger Federer Tennis Shoes business and makes a pretty good retirement life. However, he said he would play tennis further, but not in competitions.