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Tennis Legend Roger Federer Says He’s ‘Relieved’ After His Retirement

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The tennis icon Roger Federer, who had the attention of spectators for more than 20 years, has shared details regarding his retirement. Recent remarks he made revealed his thoughts of retiring from the sport and his present state of mind.

Roger Federer talks about his retirement

Federer, 42, declared in 2022 that he was giving up tennis. In a recent interview with GQ Hype, the former player expressed his relief at his decision.

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“I’m really relieved, if that makes any sense,” he remarked. “I mean, the last few years have been tough with my knee. You could feel the end coming closer.”

Roger Federer’s career is synonymous with excellence. With 20 Grand Slam titles, he etched his name in tennis history. His elegant style, impeccable technique, and versatility made him a force reckoned with on all surfaces. Federer’s artistry transcended boundaries from the grass courts of Wimbledon to the clay of Roland Garros.

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Roger declared in September 2022 that he would retire that month after the London Laver Cup competition. In a video uploaded to Instagram, he revealed his reasoning for the choice.

“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 and competitive form,” Federer remarked, “But I also know my body’s capacities and limits and its message to me lately has been clear. I am 41 years old. I’ve played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years.”

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Roger Federer: A Champion Sculpted by Adversity and Grit

Roger Federer’s era coincided with two other tennis titans: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Their battles—the “Big Three”—captivated audiences worldwide. Federer’s clashes with Nadal on clay and Djokovic in epic finals showcased the pinnacle of tennis drama. Their rivalry elevated the sport to unprecedented heights.

Injuries tested Federer’s resolve. Knee surgeries, setbacks, and moments of doubt—yet he always returned. His 2017 Australian Open triumph, after a six-month hiatus, was a fairy tale. Federer’s resilience and love for the game fueled his comebacks, inspiring fans and fellow players alike.

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