Roger Federer announced his Retirement
The first male athlete to record 20 Grand Slam titles Roger Federer has announced his intention to quit the sport after the Laver Cup 2022.
$90.7 million, That's the amount Federer earned this year with the help of endorsements worth $90 million, made the seventh-highest-paid athlete worldwide.
Federer's announcement will come one month after tennis legend Serena Williams announced her retirement. Williams played in her final match at the US Open on September 2.
He made more on the court than any other player. The 41-year-old Swiss has won more than 20 Grand Slam titles and is widely regarded as the greatest player to ever play with a racket
Federer was a dominant men's tennis player following his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003 and has been recently plagued with injuries.
He has had three knee surgeries in the past two years, and his last match in competition was a quarter-final loss to the Polish Hubert Hurkacz at the 2021 Wimbledon.
Federer said his retirement was his "bittersweet decision," explaining his "body's capacities and limits and its message to me lately has been clear" as the Swiss national.
He is widely considered one of the best tennis players of all time. Federer will retire with 20 Grand Slam titles, trailing only Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
In 2008, Federer won one Grand Slam and a singles title in the US Open over Andy Murray. Nadal defeated Federer in two Grand Slam finals, the French Open and Wimbledon.
In 2019, the ATP declared that it would announce that the Laver Cup would become officially recognized as an event of the ATP Tour.
From 2021 to the present, Federer has worn tennis shoes made through On, the Swiss-based athletic footwear and sports apparel maker he joined as an investor in November 2019.