Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam victor, has declared his retirement from the ATP Tour following the Laver Cup.
The 41-year-old has endured a string of ailments over the past four years, and despite having knee surgery last summer, he has yet to participate in the 2022 Tour.
Federer’s most recent match was in the Wimbledon quarterfinals last year, where he was defeated by Hubert Hurkacz in straight sets. Federer has spent the last 13 months healing from his most recent surgery.
The dominant Swiss player had declared that he would compete in the Laver Cup in London later this month, but this month will mark his final appearance on the ATP Tour.
“To my tennis family and beyond, of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I’ve met along the way,” Federer wrote on social media.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
The twenty-time major champion, who participated in Team Europe’s victories over Team USA in the Laver Cup in 2017, 2018, and 2019, will compete in the 2022 competition alongside Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Casper Ruud, Novak Djokovic, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Less than two weeks have passed since Serena Williams announced her retirement from competitive tennis after losing her third-round match against Alja Tomljanovic at the US Open.