Roger Federer: 20-Time Grand Slam Winner’s Impressive Tennis Career!
Roger Federer, a legendary ATP player, announced his retirement on Thursday. The legend, after taking tennis sport to new levels, has shared the news of his retirement on his social media account. He said he would play for the last time in the next week’s Laver Cup in London.
The news of Federer’s retirement has shocked everyone in the sports field as no one had expected his retirement from the field at this moment. The 41-year-old tennis king, in his social media post, shared that he wanted to play long in the fields; however, his body is asking him something else. That’s why it is time to listen to the body and take a long break from the fields.
To my tennis family and beyond,
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 15, 2022
The tennis giant is popular for holding the title of the world’s number one tennis player for five straight years from 2004 to 2008. Besides this, the player holds multiple titles, which makes him a legend in his field. Even he himself has accepted that god has made his body for the sport, and he learnt about that at an early age. That’s what led him to attain excellence in his field.
Celebrities Response To Roger Federer Retirement News
Astonished by the news of Federer’s announcement, many celebrities from the sports diaspora took to Twitter to wish the player for his retirement life. Some of these included Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma who wrote: “End of an era! Congratulations @Rogerfederer on making so many fall in love with the sport and a truly remarkable career,”
End of an era! Congratulations @rogerfederer on making so many fall in love with the sport and a truly remarkable career ? pic.twitter.com/nJjteiN2TT
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) September 15, 2022
Similarly, legendary tennis player Serena Williams Thursday welcomed Roger Federer to the retirement club. Mentioning the life of tennis players, she said that their paths were always so similar.
Awards And Titles Earned By Roger Federer
In his 24 years career, Roger played around 15,000 matches and earned multiple titles for his outstanding performance. Some of these titles involve:
- Achievement of 20 Grand Slam Titles made him the third best tennis player in the world after Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21).
- Won 103 titles in various tournaments, which is second only for any player after Jimmy Connor’s Open Era record of 109.
- Won 1,251 singles matches, again next to Connor’s Open Era record of 1,274.
- Most consecutive weeks (237) at world number one position.
- Oldest tennis player to hold the number one ranking (36 years, 320 days).
- Most Wimbledon titles (8) for anyone in a men’s singles category.
- The oldest man to win the Wimbledon title (35 years 342 days in 2017).
- Never retired from a match in his career of 1526 singles (W 1251) and 223 doubles (W 131 matches).
- The only player to win Grand Slams for five consecutive terms- Wimbledon from 2003-07 and the US open from 2004-08.
- The only player to play ten straight men’s Grand Slam finals (2005-06 ). Throughout his career, he played 31 finals, one behind Novak Djokovic’s record tally of 32.
- The only player to reach four Grand Slams in the same calendar year in 2006, 2007 and 2009.
- Holds the Open Era record (65 times) for the longest winning streak on grass and the all-time record (56 times) on hard courts.
- Only male player to win at least 10 titles on clay, grass and hard courts.
- Won 24 finals straightly on the ATP Tour (2003-05).
- Holds the record for most titles (6) at the Year-End Tour Finals, which marks only the top eight players on the ground.