File photo Roger Federer. (Photo: AP)
HYDERABAD: Stating that the upcoming Laver Cup will be his last ATP tournament, Tennis great Roger Federer announced his retirement on Thursday.
Thanking his opponents, Federer made a heartfelt social media post in which he said "I was lucky enough to play so many epic matches that I will never forget.We battled fairly, with passion and intensity, and I always tried my best to respect the history of the game. I feel extremely grateful."
The 41-year-old star has played more that 1500 matches and won 20 major titles, dominating the court for a period of over 24 years.