Federer, unable to play due to injury, was a part of the Wimbledon’s celebrations for the centenary of Centre Court in July

Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, will retire from top-level tennis after the Laver Cup in London later this month.

Swiss Federer, 41, has not performed since Wimbledon 2021, after which he had a 3rd knee operation.

“My body’s message to me lately has been clear,” Federer said.

“I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.”

He added: “To the game of tennis, I love you and will never leave you.”

Federer has struggled with a knee downside for the previous three years that has restricted him to solely three of the 11 Grand Slams staged for the reason that begin of 2020.

He has not performed a aggressive match since dropping to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon final summer season.

He subsequently introduced he wanted extra surgical procedure on his knee having beforehand had two operations in 2020.

Only Spain’s Rafael Nadal, with 22 majors, and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, with 21, have extra men’s Grand Slam singles titles than Federer.

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