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Roger Federer announces retirement

Roger Federer announces retirement

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Roger Federer retires after next week’s Laver Cup in London, 41-year-old tennis star announce Thursday morning, capping one of the sport’s most lucrative and lucrative careers.

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Widely regarded as one of the sport’s best-ever players, Federer will retire with 20 Grand Slam titles, succeeding only Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Federer described his retirement as a “bittersweet decision”, explaining that “the capabilities of his body, his limitations and his message to me lately have been clear” as the Swiss national has struggled to stay on court in recent years due to injuries.

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$90.7 million. That’s how much Federer earned last year, thanks to $90 million in endorsements, making him the seventh highest-paid athlete in the world. Federer has earned $130.6 million in prize money on the court throughout his career, the third most ever on the ATP Tour, though it’s his lucrative endorsements that have consistently placed him among the world’s highest-paid athletes throughout his career.

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Federer’s announcement comes a month after legendary tennis player Serena Williams announced her retirement, playing her last match at the US Open on September 2.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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