Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has officially played the last match of his professional career.
He teamed up with Rafael Nadal against Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock in the Laver Cup. Nadal and Federer, career-long rivals, lost the game.
The golden pair won the first set 6-4, but eventually lost the match in London 1 set to 2.
Even though his team didn’t win, it was evident that a visibly emotional Federer soaked up every second of his last match.
During his career, Federer was the world number one for 310 weeks. A record-breaking 237 of those weeks were consecutive.
According to Wikipedia, he won 103 ATP singles titles, the second most of all time, including 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a record eight men’s singles Wimbledon titles, an Open Era record-tying five men’s single US Open titles, and a record six year-end championships.
Federer’s father is a Swiss-German and his mother South African. Through his mother he has gained South African citizenship, so he holds dual citizenship.
The 41-year-old is married to former professional tennis player Mirka Federer. They have four children together, two sets of twins. The girls were born in 2009 and the boys in 2014.
Federer has said that he has no immediate plans after retirement, but that he hopes to spend more time with his family, get involved in commentating and attend as many professional matches as possible.
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