Roger Federer Retirement: Thank you for raising the bar in Tennis!

Roger Federer has officially dropped curtains on his 24-year-long career after he announced his retirement from the game of tennis. 

End of an Era

At 41, Roger Federer will end his illustrious career with not less than 20 Grand Slam titles, making him one of the most celebrated sports personalities of all time. 

In a career spanning more than two decades, the Swiss Maestro broke several records and reached various milestones, before calling time on his long-standing career.

Now a legend of the game, Roger Federer turned pro in 1998 and first came to the limelight in 2001, when he beat Pete Sampras at Wimbledon. Two years later on the same Wimbledon turf, he would win his first ever Grand Slam title as he roused to fame. 

The 2003 Wimbledon success was quickly translated to other courts of the world as he would later win the Australian Open and US Open. 

It took him a while to get his hands on the French Open as another legend of the game Rafael Nadal was scripting his legacy and stopping others to claim the prize in Paris.

Love Affair with Wimbledon

In his long-standing career, the 20-time Grand Slam champion reached 12 Wimbledon finals, more than any other male player. 

The Basel based tennis maestro won the prestigious prize on eight occasions with his first in 2003 and last Wimbledon title in 2017. He won the championships five consecutive years to stake his claim as one of the greatest players of all time. 

Roger Federer last appeared in a Wimbledon final in 2019 and famously lost the match in a tiebreak despite having a Championship point against Novak Djokovic.

Other Grand Slams

2004 proved to be a remarkable year for Roger Federer as he won three Grand Slam titles, winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open titles. 

Apart from his Wimbledon titles, he would go on to win six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles, and a solitary French Open title. 

The latter prize was hard to come as Nadal hardly gave space to Federer to conquer the Clay courts of Paris.

Australian Open2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
French Open2009
Wimbledon2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017
US Open2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Other Achievements

At 41, Roger Federer has won everything a professional tennis player would win he won the Olympic Gold in 2008. May not be in singles, but with Stanislas Wawrinka, he completed the missing piece in the puzzle in Beijing. 

In the 2012 London Olympics, he lost in the final to Andy Murray and settled for a Silver medal. He won the year-ending ATP tours final on six occasions and won the Davis Cup in 2014.

In a remarkable career span, he won prize money of $130 million and was top of the ATP rankings for 237 consecutive weeks, which again is a record. So to a great career and to a player he is, the ‘FED EXP’ has finally ended its journey as we wish him a happy retirement.

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