Tennis: Roger Federer announces retirement; Sachin Tendulkar reacts with a heartfelt note
New Delhi : Tennis great Roger Federer has announced his retirement from professional tennis, leaving many people in shock that there will be no more occasions to see him playing in professional battles. Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar wrote a heartfelt letter over his announcement and expressed his gratitude for some brilliant tennis moments.
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.
Soon after the announcement, Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar praised him for his brilliant tennis career. He said that, Federer's game had become a habit for everyone and habits never retire. "What a career, @rogerfederer. We fell in love with your brand of tennis. Slowly, your tennis became a habit. And habits never retire, they become a part of us. Thank you for all the wonderful memories," said Tendulkar.
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.