“A legend in every sense of the word” – Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh pays tribute as Roger Federer announces retirement

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Yuvraj Singh is one of the many sporting stars across the to pay tribute to Roger Federer after the Swiss maestro announced his retirement

Yuvraj Singh joined a host of sporting icons across the globe to convey good wishes and congratulate Roger Federer on a wonderful tennis career. Federer announced his upcoming retirement on Thursday, saying that next week’s Laver Cup will be his final ATP event. Former Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh is known to be an ardent fan of the Swiss maestro and has attended many of his matches.

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades & u defined it each time u stepped on to the court. A #Legend    in every sense, you’re the reason billions followed tennis. Congrats on a brilliant career! Wishing you the very best! Thank you @rogerfederer”, wrote Yuvraj, making an emotional tweet.

“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”, announced Federer last night, breaking hearts of millions of fans across the globe.

Roger Federer retires as an undisputed legend of World Tennis

Roger Federer is third on the list of men’s tennis players with the most Grand Slam wins – 20. Only Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21) are ahead of him on the illustrious list. Pete Sampras with 14 is a distant fourth. Federer is so much more than just an amazing tennis player though. He is an icon for a while generation and his legacy will definitely be remembered as long as the sport of Tennis is played.

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Roger Federer at the Wimbledon 2021

Federer’s decision doesn’t come as a surprise as he has been struggling with a knee injury for a while now. The tennis legend, who won his maiden Grand Slam title back in 2003, has lifted the Wimbledon trophy eight times. He also has six Australian Open, one French Open, and five US Open titles to his name. The Swiss legend held World No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings for 310 weeks, second-most since 1973 behind only Novak Djokovic. However, Federer held top spot for a record 237 consecutive weeks from 2 February 2004 until 18 August 2008.

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