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Tennis ace Roger Federer to retire from the sport aged 41

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Tennis ace Roger Federer – arguably one of the sport’s greatest players – is to retire.

His final appearance on the arduous ATP tennis circuit is at the Laver Cup in London next week.

Federer posted his announcement on Instagram.

He said: “As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries.

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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.

“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event.

“I will play more tennis in the future, or course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour.”

Federer’s career:

20 Grand Slam titles (Eight Wimbledon titles, Six Australian Opens, Five US Opens and One French Open)
103 ATP titles
237 consecutive weeks at No 1
Turned professional in 1998
£113,692,166 total prize money
1,526 matches and 1,251 wins

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