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Roger Federer to retire after next week's Laver Cup

Tennis great Roger Federer announced his impending retirement from the sport via Instagram on Thursday.

The 41-year-old won 20 Grand Slams, a haul bettered by only Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21) but has not played since Wimbledon 2021.

He said via Instagram: "The past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgery.

"I've worked hard to return to full competitive form. But I also know my body's capabilities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear...

"Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.

"The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final event."

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