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Roger Federer announces retirement: Tennis world reacts to to 20-time Grand Slam winner leaving the game

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Tennis legend Roger Federer announced he would retire after the Laver Cup in London later this month. Upon hearing the news of Federer’s impending retirement, the tennis world paid tribute to one of the best racquets ever to handle.

“This is a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything the tour gave me,” Federer wrote. “But at the same time, there are so many reasons to rejoice. I consider myself one of the luckiest people on earth. longer than I ever thought possible.”

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Federer, one of the most decorated players in tennis history, has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles behind only Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. In total, Federer held the world number one spot for 310 weeks throughout his career. His 237 consecutive weeks at number one is still a record.

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Federer is loved by fellow tennis players and fans around the world, and a lot of kind words and praise were poured out when the legend announced he was calling it a career.

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Social media has exploded with touching posts about Federer and you can see some of the best below.

Federer has inspired many young tennis players and now some of these young athletes compete with him on the tour. His influence on tennis has been felt throughout the world over the past two decades.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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