Tennis great Roger Federer sent a shockwave around the globe on Thursday as the 41-year-old Swiss called time on his glittering professional career with 20 Grand Slam titles.
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He was ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals for 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks, and has finished as the year-end No. 1 five times.
He is one of eight men to have won a career Grand Slam (winning all four Grand Slams at least once) and one of four players to have won a career Grand Slam on three different surfaces, hard, grass and clay courts. Federer has won 8 Wimbledon titles, an all-time record.
Legendary Swiss tennis player Roger Federer tops the list of the most Wimbledon tennis titles won by a professional male tennis player from 1968 to 2022. Federer lifted his record eighth Wimbledon trophy in 2017 and has consistently ranked amongst the top male tennis players in the ATP Rankings throughout his career.
Roger Federer won eight Wimbledon titles and made 12 finals before his retirement from tennis in 2022.
Only five players in history have won all four Grand Slams in the same year, and the last to do it was Steffi Graf in 1988. The only men to achieve the feat are Don Budge (in 1938) and Rod Laver (in 1962 and 1969). The pressure on Djokovic at the US Open when he tries to complete the set for the year will be immense.
The serve, I think, is the most difficult, you know, in terms of coordination, because you got the two arms going, and you got to toss it up at the right time so.