Roger Federer announces retirement from competitive tennis

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    (Photo via Roger Federer on Twitter)

    Roger Federer will retire from competitive tennis following the Laver Cup in London next week.

    The announcement came via a statement posted to his official Twitter handle today.

    The 41-year-old Swiss star cited recent injuries and surgeries, saying “I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear.”

    He added that while he does intend to play more tennis in the future, these will not be in Grand Slams or on the tour.

    He went on to thank his family, friends, fans and competitors from over the years for what has been “an incredible adventure”.

    Considered one of the greatest tennis players ever, Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles, including 20 Grand Slam singles titles.