"It was beautiful": Roger Federer on announcing retirement in front of his family
New Delhi : Tennis star Roger Federer on Thursday announced his retirement from the professional tennis games; describing the moment when he announced his retirement, he said that "it was beautiful."
The Swiss legend wrote on Twitter: "It was beautiful to release the news surrounded by my Mum and Dad and Mirka. Who would have thought that the journey would last this long. Just incredible!"
On Thursday, Roger Federer wrote a lengthy note to announce that he would be moving away from the sport and the Laver Cup event will be his last on the ATP Tour.
Roger Federer career
Tennis star Roger Federer had an illustrious career spanning 24 years. He was ranked No 1 for 310 weeks by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), including a record 237 consecutive weeks. During his career, he has won 103 ATP singles titles the second most of all time, including 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a record eight men's singles Wimbledon titles, an Open Era record-tying five men's singles US Open titles and a record six year-end championships.
Roger Federer started his career at the early age of 14 in 1996. In 1998, he made his professional debut in Tennis with Swiss Open Gstaad at his home turf Switzerland. Federer has played in an era where he dominated men's tennis along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as the Big Three, collectively considered by some to be the three most successful male tennis players of all time.