“To my tennis family and beyond,
With Love, Roger”
And that’s how “Federer tweets retirement”, “The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event,” he added. One of the greatest of all time Roger Federer bids farewell to the court. Tennis legend announced his retirement through his tweet at 6:49 PM on Sep 15, 2022. Sports Culture salutes his contribution to tennis and to the world of sports. In this historical moment let’s take a look at his carrier and life. But before that here how he expressed himself in his tweet.
The Historical Tweet
The Roger Federer
Roger Federer born on 8 August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland, he started playing tennis from early age and played his first tournament at age 14 in 1996 when he played his first junior match. At age of 16 he became ITF junior World Champion. In that same year he ended his junior carrier with No. 1 ranking in singles and No. 7 in doubles.
His early professional career started in 1998 and ended in 2002. In early professional career he won his first tournament in 2001 with Martina Hingis while representing Switzerland in Hopman Cup. Later on when asked, Federer expressed his gratitude about Hingis saying “definitely helped me to become the player I am today”. In the same year Federer won his first singles in Milan Indoor tournament, defeating Julien Boutter in the final. Although Federer won his first ever master Master Series in 2002 Hamburg Masters against Marat Safin on clay turf. Thanks to this victory he entered top 10 ranking too.
First Grand Slam at Wimbledon
After defeating Mark Philippoussis in finals in 2003 Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam. From that day to this day when Federer tweets retirement the genius has 20 Grand slam titles and Olympic Gold in 2008 and many more prestigious achievements.
The Roger Federer And His Career Highlights
Matches – 1526, Won – 1251 | Net worth – $550 million (approx.)
Records and Titles of Roger Federer
- 20 Grand Slams
- 103 ATP singles titles
- Olympic Gold Medal
- World No. 1 Rank for 310 weeks by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
- Ranking as No. 1 for a record 237 consecutive weeks by ATP.
- Record 8 men’s singles Wimbledon championships titles
- Five men’s singles US Open titles
- Record six year-end championships.
Ink might end but his records won’t be finished writing, thus we wrap up by mentioning some of the most prestigious ones as a brief in this “Federer tweets retirement” article. Tennis and sports world always remember him as a legend. This article will remain as Sports Culture’s tribute to the generation best.
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