Laver Cup London 2022 ATP Tour Tennis Tournament
The 2022 Laver Cup is the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, a men’s tennis tournament between teams from Europe and the rest of the world. Team Europe attempts to win the title for a fifth consecutive edition. Roger Federer announces retirement: Tennis world reacts to to 20-time Grand Slam winner leaving the game Tennis legend Roger Federer has announced that he will be retiring following the Laver Cup in London later this month. Upon hearing the news of Federer’s upcoming retirement, the tennis world paid tribute to one of the best to ever pick up a racket.
This is a bittersweet decision, because I will miss everything the tour has given me, Federer wrote. But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the most fortunate people on Earth. One of the most decorated players in the history of tennis, Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, which is third behind only Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Social media blew up with touching messages about Federer, and you can see some of the best belo:
Yet another tennis legend is calling it a career. The Swiss tennis legend is one of the most accomplished tennis players not only of his generation, but in the history of the sport. He won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, third to Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21) both of whom are still active. 23-25, will be the last professional tournament he participates in. The 41-year-old tennis great cited injury issues as one of the main reasons he will stop playing.
As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries, he wrote. I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and it’s message to me lately has been clear 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.
Federer added that while the Laver Cup will be his final event on the ATP tour, he will play more tennis in the future, but not in Grand Slams or on the tour. He was only 21 when he won his first major singles Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2003. He went on to win that tournament seven more times, including capturing it five times in a row from 2003-2007.
But it wasn’t just Wimbledon that Federer dominated. He also won the US Open five times in a row from 2004 to 2008, six Australian Opens and one French Open. This is a bittersweet decision, because I will miss everything the tour has given me, Federer wrote. But at the same time, there is so much to celebrate. I consider myself one of the most fortunate people on Earth.