Rod Laver, a tennis great from Australia, complimented Roger Federer for his contributions to the sport. The 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer revealed on Thursday that he will retire after the Laver Cup next week. Laver, an 11-time Grand Slam winner, has always gotten along well with Federer.
Federer has also always held a high regard and admiration for Laver. “Roger, I appreciate everything you do. We’ll talk shortly, “Laver tweeted something.
Roger, I appreciate what you do. Until then, bye. Rocket https://t.co/wjjk1lvd2H — Rod Laver on September 15, 2022 (@rodlaver).
Federer‘s incredible career is about to end.
Federer‘s tenure on the Tour is about to come to an end after 24 years of participation.
Federer intended to play tennis again this season despite having three knee surgeries since 2020, but his body informed him it was time to call it quits. Federer intends to continue playing tennis in the future, but not competitively.
“The people I’ve met along the way—my friends, my rivals, and most importantly the fans who give the sport its life—have undoubtedly been the greatest gifts tennis has given me, to my tennis family and beyond.
I wanted to let you all know some news today,” Federer began by making a statement. “As many of you are aware, the last three years have been difficult for me due to injuries and operations. I’ve put a lot of effort into getting back to my best for competition.
The message my body has been sending me lately is clear, but I am also aware of its potential and limitations. In my 41st year. In the past 24 years, I have participated in almost 1500 matches. Tennis has been more generous to me than I could have ever imagined, but now I have to decide whether to call it quits on my competitive career.
My last ATP competition will be the Laver Cup in London the following week. Of course, I’ll continue to play tennis, just not in Grand Slam tournaments or on the pro tour.”