20time Grand Slam winner announced his retirement

Federer declared that his farewell encounter will be at the upcoming Laver Cup competition, which begins next week in London.

federer Said and 41 year old. Throughout a 24-year period, played more than 1,500 matches.

I have experienced joy and suffering, tears and laughter. Most of all I have felt incredibly alive.

Tennis has been more generous to me than I could have ever imagined, but now I have to decide when to call it quits on my competitive career.

Dear Roger, my friend and rival, I wish this day had never arrived, 36-year-old Nadal wrote on Twitter. It's a depressing day for both me personally and athletics worldwide.

Nadal, 36, wrote on Twitter, "Dear Roger, my friend and rival, I wish this day would never have arrived. It's a terrible day for me personally and for sports throughout the world."

"Finally, to the game of tennis: I love you and will never leave you," Federer said in his closing statement.

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