Roger Federer, the winner of 20 grand slams calls it a career after securing the 101st ATP title of his career at the Miami Masters.
The Swiss stunned the world after stating in a press conference that he is retiring from the ATP tour after the French Open. There were speculations all around the world about the retirement of Roger Federer and finally he made it clear about his retirement plans.
Federer held a press conference after winning the Miami Open title, last night. He said with a heavy heart,
I have some bad news, I will not be able to play any more tennis after the Rolland Garros
He added, “I have been playing tennis from the past 21 years and it has been the most important part of my life. But now I have other priorities to look onto. I have my family, my kids and you know it’s time to look ahead and make time for them.”
” I want to thank all my fans for there immense love and support for me. I am sorry but I cannot continue to play more tennis. It’s been an incredible journey and I couldn’t ask for more. But now a new journey starts for me as a father, as a husband you know. Mirka has supported me all throughout my career and now it’s time for me to give it back to her.”
Federer is scheduled to make a return on clay at the Madrid Masters. He is also set to return at Roland Garros after 4 long years. The 37-year-old last played the Madrid Open in 2015, where he is a three-time champion. The 20-time grand slam champion will play his last tournament at the French Open. He has won only 1 French Open title in his career and the Swiss would hope to leave tennis with a positive note with winning the Roland Garros for the second time in his career.
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