Roger Federer, the 41-year-old Swiss tennis professional is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all time. With 20 grand slam titles to his name, Federer has etched his name in the history of this sport. The Swiss professionally recently broke a lot of hearts as he announced his imminent retirement from professionally playing tennis.
Roger Federer recently announced that will be retiring from tennis after competing in the upcoming Laver Cup. When asked in an interview with NBC’s Today Show, Federer ruled out any sort of comeback as the Swiss icon as no plans of unretiring like Serena Williams or Tom Brady. Federer said, “No, no. I am definitely done. I know that.”
Roger Federer is definitely going to retire after the Laver Cup
It has almost been a week since Roger Federer announced his imminent retirement from professional tennis. The Swiss icon received a plethora of heartfelt messages from his fans and fellow tennis stars who congratulated him on a glorious career. Federer has made it clear that he has no plans of ‘unretiring’ like Serena Williams has hinted recently.
The Swiss icon last played at the 2021 Wimbledon where Federer was eliminated by Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in three sets in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Federer underwent knee surgery after bowing out of last year’s Wimbledon and has been unable to make a comeback on the court ever since.
Federer will now be teaming up with all-time greats like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray as they take on Team World at the Laver Cup. It would be pretty iconic if fans could see Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer team up and play doubles at the tournament, it would be a fitting end to Federer’s fantastic career.
The Swiss maestro last played in the Laver Cup in 2019, when he helped Team Europe win their 3rd consecutive Laver Cup title. Federer won both of his singles matches in 2019 as he powered his team through to the title.