Your career set the tone for...excellence', Djokovic pens farewell message for Roger Federer's
Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, on Thursday caught the tennis and sports world by surprise by announcing his retirement from top-level tennis.
'I wish this day would have never come': Nadal on Federer's retirement
"As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I've worked hard to return to full competitive form, but I also know my body's capabilities and limits and its message to me lately has been clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years," the tennis great said in a statement on Twitter.
'Laver cup...will be my final ATP event', Roger Federer announces end of historic career
"As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I've worked hard to return to full competitive form, but I also know my body's capabilities and limits and its message to me lately has been clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years," Roger Federer said in a statement on Twitter.
Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon for Centre Court centenary celebration
The Swiss legend was spotted walking around the grounds in a suit ahead of the ceremony. The tournament confirmed that the celebrations would take place ahead of play on the main court, saying: "Celebrating the centenary of Centre Court at Church Road and looking ahead to what the next 100 years may bring is the focus of this year's Wimbledon.
Roger Federer confirms his return to top-level tennis in 2023
Roger Federer, who will be 41 in August, has not played since July last year, when he was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarterfinals against Hubert Hurkacz. Earlier this year, Federer confirmed his plans to team up with Spaniard Rafa Nadal at the Laver Cup in London, before competing at the Swiss Indoors tournament. "Yes, definitely," Federer was quoted as saying by newspaper Tages-Anzeiger when asked if he wanted to return to the ATP tour in 2023.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to team up for Laver Cup
Federer, one of the first to congratulate his great rival Nadal for his Australian Open title, is delighted he will be joining him in London for the Laver Cup . I'm really looking forward to getting back into competition later this year and the Laver Cup is very much part of my plan. It's no secret that I love the event and I'm super excited to be returning to The O2 and to London, one of the greatest cities in the world," said 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.
Post knee surgery, Federer hoping to return at 'some point next year'
Federer, who made a late decision to attend this year's Laver Cup in Boston -- a tournament held between teams from Europe and the rest of the world -- said on the sidelines of the event that the recovery and rehabilitation are "going to take me a few more months and then we'll see how things are at some point next year".