The 41-year-old Roger Federer recently broke the hearts of tennis fans around the world by announcing his retirement. He will not be seen on the tour following the Laver Cup competition which begins on September 23.
The Swiss legend has enthralled us with his mesmerizing skills for 24 years. Federer won 103 singles titles during his illustrious career. The former No. 1 has been one of the most inspirational players to ever play the sport. He will thoroughly be missed.
His participation at the Laver Cup is still doubtful. Federer’s long-time coach Severin Luthi spoke to Blick about the veteran’s chances of playing in the fifth edition of the Laver Cup. Luthi said:
“He trained hard last week and is training again this week. His aim is to play something – whether it’s singles or doubles we’ll have to see, but his aim is still to play at the Laver Cup – definitely. We have 3 hours in the morning. Trained and in the afternoon another 2 hours of training. I want to do my job well there.”
Other than his scintillating skills, Federer was tremendously fit and it was one of the primary reasons behind his domination on the Tour for over a couple of decades. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has not retired mid-match ever in his career. He has played over 1500 singles and over 200 doubles matches. A staggering achievement for sure.
Tennis fans are in awe of Roger Federer’s incredible record of not retiring mid-match in over 1700 matches. Let’s take a look at how they reacted:
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