Tennis legend Roger Federer announces retirement

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By: Shahzad Arsi

Tennis legend Roger Federer announces retirement giving his age as a barrier in the sport 

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Federer mentioned that his last appearance will be at the ATP event at the Laver Cup next week in London.

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"I hope I can come back here one more time," Federer told the crowd at Wimbledon's Centre Court.

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Federer was suffering from a knee injury in recent times that made him announce his retirement

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Federer, who turned 41 on 8th august, has won 20 major tournaments.

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He was the first player to ever win 20 titles, before his rivals, Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (21)  took over.

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He won a gold medal for Switzerland in doubles with his partner Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Olympics 

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 Federer has the record with 237 consecutive weeks spent at the No. 1 spot as a tennis star

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Federer's retirement comes within a week of Serena Williams announcing she was retiring from the game.

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Roger Federer and Serena Williams the two greats played against each other just once in their careers.

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