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Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at number of years 41

Roger Federer says he is retiring from pro tennis at number of years 41

Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis at number of years 41 following a series of knee operations, closing a career inside which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished five seasons ranked No. 1 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by helped create a gold-coloured epoch of men's tennis accompanied by rivals Rafael Nadal accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Novak Djokovic.

Federer posted what he called a "bittersweet decision" via communal media on Thursday, less than a week following 23-time greatest champion Serena Williams played what is expected to the last match of her career.

Combined, the exits by place of set of two of the greatest athletes inside their sport's history symbolize a significant turning of the page.

"As numerous of you know, the past trio years have presented me accompanied by challenges inside the form of injuries accompanied by every one one other accompanied by surgeries. I've worked firm to return to filled competitive form," Federer wrote on Twitter. "But I excessively know my body's capacities accompanied by every one one other accompanied by limits, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its message to me lately has been clear."

Federer has not competed since Wimbledon inside July 2021, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by so, inside that sense, his report is not all that surprising.

But he had appeared at an event marking the 100-year anniversary of Centre Court at the All England Club this July accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said he hoped to go nearer spine to amuse oneself there "one additional time."

He excessively had said he would return to competition deed inside his place of residence country at the Swiss Indoors inside October.

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In Thursday's announcement, Federer said his farewell event will exist the Laver Cup inside London following week. That is a team event sprint by his management company.

Federer is married accompanied by every one one other accompanied by he accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his wife, Mirka — a tennis player, too; they met while athletes at an Olympics — have place of set of two sets of twins.

He leaves accompanied by a total of 103 tour-level titles on his substantial resume accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 1,251 wins inside singles matches, both following only to Jimmy Connors inside the Open era, which began inside 1968. Federer's records include actuality the oldest No. 1 inside ATP rankings history — he returned to the top spot at 36 inside 2018 — accompanied by every one one other accompanied by most consecutive weeks there (his total weeks mark was eclipsed by Djokovic).

When Federer won his earliest Grand Slam title at Wimbledon inside 2003, the men's record for most was held by Pete Sampras, who had won his 14th at the U.S. Open the year earlier to inside what turned not here to exist the last match of the American's career.

Federer would go on to blow way past that, extremity up accompanied by 20 by winning eight championships at Wimbledon, sextet at the Australian Open, five at the U.S. Open accompanied by every one one other accompanied by one at the French Open. His 2009 trophy at Roland Garros allowed Federer to complete a career Grand Slam.

His serving, forehand, footwork accompanied by every one one other accompanied by attacking way will all exist remembered. Also unforgettable were his matches opposed to younger rivals Nadal, 36, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Djokovic, 35, who both equalled, at that hour dated surpassed, Federer's Slam total accompanied by every one one other accompanied by are still winning titles at the sport's quartet biggest tournaments.

Nadal now leads the count accompanied by 22, one ahead of Djokovic.

"I was fortunate sufficient to amuse oneself so numerous epic matches that I will never forget," Federer said inside Thursday's announcement.

Addressing his "competitors on the court" — although not by name — he wrote: "We pushed every one one other, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by accompanied by every one one other we took tennis to new levels."

Federer's last match anywhere came on July 7, 2021, when he lost at Centre Court inside the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0.

Soon after, Federer had surgery to repair injury to his meniscus accompanied by every one one other accompanied by cartilage inside his fair knee — his third operation on that knee inside a span of 1 1/2 years.

"Tennis has treated me additional generously than I at some hour dated would have dreamt," Federer said Thursday, "and now I must identify when it is hour dated to extremity my competitive career."

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"Playing the Davis Cup is always special. It's a distinctive air accompanied by every one one other accompanied by I'm looking forward to actuality accompanied by the team."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Alcaraz made it to Valencia the day earlier to Spain was to debut opposed to Serbia inside the category phase on Wednesday.\u003c/p>\u003cp>It wasn't yet understandable inside which condition Alcaraz arrived following having to amuse oneself a grueling series of matches on his way to the title inside New York.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"Hopefully he tin recuperate while inside a short hour dated while possible," Spain leader Sergi Bruguera said. "We don't know yet if he will exist intelligent to amuse oneself on Wednesday."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Many expected Alcaraz to skip the Davis Cup following defeating Casper Ruud inside Sunday's U.S. Open final, which allowed him to become the youngest male to lead the ATP computerized rankings since they began inside 1973.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The 19-year-old Alcaraz said following Monday's orthodox Times Squad photo shoot that he "woke up dead" following the four-set final opposed to Ruud.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"We will see how he is feeling, we will talk over it accompanied by him," Bruguera said. "The sooner he tin play, the better."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:708551816316' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='1ed4c6e1387b25daed8ffcbf2a93196e'>Hub peek embed (apf-Tennis) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>Before the final, Alcaraz had trio consecutive five-set victories, including a 5-hour, 15-minute quarterfinal match opposed to Jannik Sinner.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"We all knew it was going to occur sooner or later," Bruguera said. "But the way he won trio matches inside five sets is an incredible try mentally while well while physically. Being the youngest No. 1 inside the world, there aren't some words.\"\u003c/p>\u003cp>After facing Serbia, which is lacking Novak Djokovic, Spain takes on Canada on Friday accompanied by every one one other accompanied by South Korea on Sunday inside Group B. 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High level,\" said Alcaraz, the earliest male inside 30 years to go nearer earliest inside five-setters inside the fourth round, quarterfinals accompanied by every one one other accompanied by semifinals accompanied by every one one other accompanied by still go nearer away accompanied by the title at Flushing Meadows. \"I don't know how I played so numerous durable accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lengthy matches."\u003c/p>\u003cp>By the extremity of that run, which included lessening a match point all over his 5-hour, 15-minute quarterfinal \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/us-open-tennis-championships-sports-new-york-jannik-sinner-49a9b96ec94a29b6deaae56dc2b54c4e\">victory over Jannik Sinner\u003c/a>, at that hour dated a 4-hour, 19-minute semifinal \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/rafael-nadal-us-open-tennis-championships-sports-karen-khachanov-fd197b8ea77be83e2107a37c91ef498b\">victory over Frances Tiafoe,\u003c/a> earlier to Sunday's 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 victory over Casper Ruud, Alcaraz was spent.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Not that he was concerning to permit anyone know.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"You have to show the opponents you are good, you are fine. But you're dealing accompanied by problems all the time. You have to know that — accompanied by every one one other accompanied by you have to overcome that. You have to exist fine accompanied by that," Alcaraz said, sitting inside a stuffed chair on the top ground of a Manhattan hotel, skyscrapers jutting on the a lengthy way side of the windows. "After the quarterfinals opposed to Jannik, I woke up the following day accompanied by every one one other accompanied by I almost couldn't walk. But you have to inside attendance accompanied by every one thing you have inside. All the firm labour you place inside every one one day is for that."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:396455463546' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='8f48fa319ce13cb110db3ad2436ab0a7'>Hub peek embed (USOpenTennisChampionships) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>That firm labour is what transformed a body his coach, 2003 French Open champion accompanied by every one one other accompanied by U.S. Open finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero, likened to "spaghetti; extremely thin" when he teamed up accompanied by a 15-year-old Alcaraz.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"No muscles at all. Not inside the back, not inside the legs," Ferrero said. "But obviously we saw something extremely special."\u003c/p>\u003cp>So, too, does the relax of the world.\u003c/p>\u003cp>His early years certainly contributes to the fascination accompanied by Alcaraz while the (competitive) game(s) looks for a fresh face following decades of dominance by Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Roger Federer, who every one one has at least 20 Grand Slam titles.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Alcaraz is the earliest teenager to top the ATP rankings, the earliest teenager to go nearer earliest inside the U.S. Open since Pete Sampras inside 1990, the earliest teenager to go nearer earliest inside some greatest competition since Nadal inside 2005.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Asked what he considers his finest quality, Alcaraz paused to ponder, at that hour dated chuckled sheepishly.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"I'm a dynamic player. I tin do anything on court,\" he said. "The competitor can't read my shots. In some moments, I tin try (unique) shots. I tin do a a large amount of shots."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Like the \u003ca href=\"https://twitter.com/atptour/status/1567718601611673608?s=20&t=DRXkZdT4JLhSs4uiSEgJzA\">behind-the-back one opposed to Sinner\u003c/a>, say. Or the \u003ca href=\"https://twitter.com/usopen/status/1568397102539218946?s=20&t=z1n2zLyyjkBrXwHuOJIttg\">sprinting-away-from-the-net, twisting flick of a forehand\u003c/a> he pulled off additional than on one instance opposed to Tiafoe. Or the landing-on-his-belly-on-the-run forehand that fair hardly missed opposed to Ruud.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"I've always been exist fond of that. I never inside attendance accompanied by up. I fair exist convinced by I tin go nearer earliest inside every one one point," Alcaraz said. "If the point seems lost, I still exist convinced by I have a chance to obtain the ball, to retain the point alive. So I run. And I exist convinced by concerning myself fast."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Ruud considers Alcaraz a mixture of Nadal's percentage accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Djokovic's flexibility.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>"It makes us other players exist inside be in touch exist fond of you need to colouring the lines, sort of, to exist intelligent to hit a winner. Sometimes flat that's not enough," said Ruud, a 23-year-old from Norway who is now ranked No. 2 following place of set of two runner-up finishes at the past trio Slams.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"He's extremely fast. He's extremely quick. He's a great mover," Ruud said. "He tin obtain to balls that we've inside all likelihood never seen before."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Alcaraz grew up admiring Nadal, who's 36, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Federer, 41 — "but," he said Monday, "a little small part additional Rafa, since he's Spanish."\u003c/p>\u003cp>There tends to exist an obsession inside all sports accompanied by finding a past sportswoman accompanied by whom to compare a budding star. So some will note that Alcaraz's attacking, all-court game is closer to Federer's than Nadal's.\u003c/p>\u003cp>But it's not hour dated for comparisons. Not yet, anyway.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Carlos Alcaraz wants to exist the finest report of Carlos Alcaraz, not anyone else. And that makes perfect sense.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"Every player is different. Every player has their style. And some players will look exist fond of other players inside the game. But I've never wanted to seem exist fond of another player, exist fond of Federer or Rafa or anyone," he said. "I'm fair who I am. This is my game."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>___\u003c/p>\u003cp>Howard Fendrich has been the AP's tennis author since 2002. 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I've worked firm to return to filled competitive form,\" Federer wrote on Twitter. \"But I excessively know my body's capacities accompanied by every one one other accompanied by limits, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its message to me lately has been clear." \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Federer has not competed since Wimbledon inside July 2021, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by so, inside that sense, his report is not all that surprising.\u003c/p>\u003cp>But he had appeared at an event marking the 100-year anniversary of Centre Court at the All England Club this July accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said he hoped to go nearer spine to amuse oneself there \"one additional time.\"\u003c/p>\u003cp>He excessively had said he would return to competition deed inside his place of residence country at the Swiss Indoors inside October.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:708551816316' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='917dafdd4655a31ace30b3371061953c'>Hub peek embed (apf-Tennis) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>In Thursday's announcement, Federer said his farewell event will exist the Laver Cup inside London following week. That is a team event sprint by his management company.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Federer is married accompanied by every one one other accompanied by he accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his wife, Mirka — a tennis player, too; they met while athletes at an Olympics — have place of set of two sets of twins.\u003c/p>\u003cp>He leaves accompanied by a total of 103 tour-level titles on his substantial resume accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 1,251 wins inside singles matches, both following only to Jimmy Connors inside the Open era, which began inside 1968. 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