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Tennis Legend Roger Federer Announces Retirement

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Twenty Grand Slam titles and a memorable mark on the history of tennis: at 41, Swiss legend Roger Federer announced his retirement on Thursday at the end of the Laver Cup, a competition of which he is the inspiration and which will take place from 23 to September 25.

Less than a month after Serena Williams, another monument to the game bows out, just as a new generation is advancing, embodied by the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, crowned at the US Open and world No. 1 at only 19.

“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my last ATP event,” posted the Swiss champion on social media, who underwent his third right knee surgery in a year and a half last summer and has since been battling to come back.

“I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour,” added Federer, who has 103 trophies to his credit and has played more than 1500 over 24 years.