Roger Federer‘s retirement came as a surprise to many fans. In his career, Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles, an Olympic gold medal, and a record-breaking eight Wimbledon championships. But at the age of 36, he has decided to call it quits. The tennis legend had been on a hiatus from the sport since November 2020 due to injury. However, it was revealed that Federer’s decision to retire was based on several factors.
At 38 years old, Federer is one of the oldest players on the ATP Tour. While he has shown no signs of slowing down in recent years, the Swiss star decided that it was time to call it quits before his body could no longer keep up with the demands of professional tennis. His age also played a factor in his decision to retire from the Davis Cup.
In recent years, Federer has been plagued by a series of injuries. He missed the majority of the 2016 season due to a knee injury and underwent surgery on his back in 2017. These injuries have taken a toll on Federer’s body and caused him to miss significant time on the court.
3) The birth of his twins:
In 2014, Federer and his wife Mirka welcomed twin boys into their family. Since then, the couple has been focused on raising their children and giving them a stable home life. With two young children at home, Federer has less time to dedicate to his tennis career.
4) His other commitments:
In addition to being a husband and father, Federer is also an active philanthropist. He has his own foundation, which provides education and sports opportunities to children in need. He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has been involved with numerous other charities over the years.
5) His legacy:
Federer has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in tennis. He holds multiple records and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. With 20 Grand Slam titles under his belt, Federer decided that it was time to retire while he was still at the top of his game.
While Federer’s retirement came as a surprise to many, it is clear that he has thought long and hard about his decision. At the age of 36, Federer has accomplished more than most tennis players could ever dream of. He leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come. Thanks for everything, Roger. You will be missed.