Roger Federer announces his retirement from the ATP Tour and grand slams
It’s been more than 18 months since Roger Federer ended his epic run of Grand Slams and ATP Tour titles. Now, he has announced he has officially retired from tennis.
In a post on his official Facebook page, the 35-year-old announced that he will “retire for the time being from tennis,” noting that he “will continue to work in the sport of tennis by continuing to play as well.”
Federer is the third-longest-tennis-serving player in history, behind Andre Agassi and IvanLjubicic. According to ATP’s official website, Federer has won 789 career singles titles – one away from Agassi’s 795 – and 633 doubles titles.
The Swiss Grand Slam titlist went on to reveal that he has been playing doubles alongside Caroline Wozniacki in her quest for a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title. “Caroline is a very special tennis partner. Her achievements in this tournament will have a great influence on my career, both as a player and a humanitarian,” he said.
“But as for now, tennis will continue to be the priority – a priority that will continue to be our priority.”
Federer has won 39 matches over his 14 Grand Slam tournaments and was ranked No. 1 in singles for nine months. He won an unprecedented 17 consecutive titles from late 2013 until late 2016, which broke an earlier record held by Roger Federer dating back to 1983. From 2014 to 2016, he was again the No. 1 singles player in the world and won 29 consecutive match points on his way to a record-tying 30th Grand Slam title.
Federer was a three-time U.S. Open singles champion and was also part of the United States “Miracle on Ice” Team which won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in Torino, Italy.
As far as he could remember, Federer had never missed a tournament. “This has been my career,” he said. “I’