By: Jeron Jacob
The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the ATP Tour on his social media platforms.
Federer also mentioned that he will be participating in the Laver cup next week. He has played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years in his professional career.
At the age of 37, Federer was the oldest player ever to be ranked World No.1. He spent around 237 continuous weeks in that position in his career.
Federer has earned about $131 million in career prize money which is the third highest in men's tennis behind rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Federer's off-court earnings have always been amazing and he became the first tennis player ever to earn 1 billion from career prize money, endorsements, and many more.
For the past few years, he has been suffering from many injuries and surgeries and hence was not able to play many games during that period.
Even without earning much from tennis alone in the past few years, Federer has managed to be the highest-paid tennis athlete in that period.
With so many brand endorsements and career success, Roger Federer will be retiring from tennis after earning around $1.1 billion in his whole career.
Roger Federer Announces His Retirement!!