Roger Federer announces retirement: Laver Cup next month will be my final ATP tour event

Roger Federer, a 20 Grand Slam single titles winner and one of the greatest tennis players, has announced his retirement from the game, saying next week's Laver Cup will be his final ATP tournament.

Federer, who dominated men's tennis after winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, has been troubled by injuries in recent years.

He has undergone three knee operations in the last two years and his last competitive match was a quarter-final defeat against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz at the 2021 Wimbledon.

Federer had announced he planned to return to the tour when he teams up with long-time rival and friend Rafa Nadal to play doubles at the Laver Cup in London.