Twenty times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer will retire from tennis

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Roger Federer, the first gentleman to achieve 20 Grand Slam crowns in tennis on Thursday, declared that he would take retirement from competition after a multi-year effort to return from knee injuries.

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Federer is around 41 years old, and fans are wished to arrive back for one final goodbye in 2023 but said that next week's Laver Cup in London would be his last match.

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Federer wrote to their fans on his Twitter account that I know my body's abilities and boundaries, and its transmission to me lately has been clear.

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And later Roger said that - I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1500 events over 24 years. Tennis has treated me better than I ever would have desired, and now I must acknowledge when it is period to finish my competitive journey."

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Federer tried to return the previous year and achieved the fourth contest of the French Open before withdrawing and then the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, where he was effortlessly beaten by Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6, 6-0.

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Federer revealed that he had another setback with the knee and needed a third surgery to maintain it out of training for a few months.

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The Laver Cup, a group match featuring Europe vs. the remains of the world, will be a suitable way to conclude Federer's competitive journey.

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Federer and his administration crew were crucial in establishing the event in 2017, which has featured some unforgettable matchups like Federer playing doubles alongside his opponent and friend Rafael Nadal.

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Though Federer will not conclude his journey as the player with the most Grand Slam titles – Nadal has 22, and Novak Djokovic handed him his 21st at Wimbledon this year – his popularity and influence on the sport go beyond just numbers.

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Federer's 2018 Australian Open victory over Marin Cilic was his 20th major championship and, as it turns out, his final.

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