Federer broke the information in a prolonged social media put up, stating “I’m 41 years outdated, I’ve performed greater than 1,500 matches over 24 years, and tennis has handled me extra generously than I ever would have dreamt.”
Quickly after the announcement, social media broke with congratulatory messages lauding Federer’s wealthy contribution to the game. Bollywood celebrities additionally reacted to Federer’s retirement.
Actor Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram story to share the information. “Genius,” she wrote, including a purple heartbreak emoji.
Anushka’s husband and cricketer Virat Kohli additionally reacted to the information and shared his adulation for the ace tennis participant. Virat commented on Roger Federer’s put up on Instagram and wrote, “The best of all time. King roger,” together with coronary heart emoji Kareena Kapoor Khan referred to as Federer a “legend.”
“Legend. My all time favorite. What an incredible human being,” Dia Mirza wrote on Instagram Story.
Federer’s resolution to retire has left Pooja Hegde emotional. “Can not…however what a legacy,” she wrote on Instagram Story together with crying emojis.
Federer gained his first grand slam within the yr 2003 when he gained the Wimbledon title. He has since gone on to win 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open titles.
“The Laver Cup subsequent week can be my last ATP occasion. I’ll play extra tennis in the way forward for course however simply not in grand slams or on the tour. It is a bitter candy resolution as a result of I’ll miss every thing the tour has given me. However on the identical time, there may be a lot to have a good time. I think about myself some of the lucky individuals on earth. I used to be given a particular expertise to play tennis, and I did it at a stage that I by no means imagined, for for much longer than I ever thought doable,” Federer mentioned within the notice
“I want to particularly thank my wonderful spouse Mirka who has lived via each minute with me. She has warmed me up earlier than finals, watched numerous matches even whereas over 8 months pregnant. And has endured my goofy facet on the street with my group for over 20 years. I additionally wish to thank my 4 fantastic kids for supporting me, all the time desperate to discover new locations and creating fantastic recollections alongside the best way,” he