After over two decades in the game, Roger Federer has announced his retirement and is doing so with an impressive net worth.
In a lengthy tweet, the 41-year-old said it is down to his “body’s capabilities” that he is choosing to step back from tennis and said he had been “fortunate” with his career and talents.
Roger Federer Retirement
In his statement the Swiss-born player talked about one of the greatest gifts tennis gave him was his fans who “give the sport its life”.
He also stated after playing for 24 years continuing to compete in Grand Slams wasn’t his future in tennis.
He said: ‘To my tennis family and beyond. Of all the gifts that tennis has given me over the years, the greatest, without a doubt, has been the people I’ve met along the way: my friends, my competitors, and most of all the fans who give the sport its life. Today, I want to share some news with all of you.
‘As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and surgeries. I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form.
‘But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has been clear. I am 41 years old. I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.
‘The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the tour.’
Roger Federer Career
Although he obviously trained and played tennis as a child Federer turned pro in 1999 when he reached the semifinals of a tournament in Vienna. After a few more high-profile wins, Roger became the youngest member of the ATP’s top 100.
The world first really heard the name “Federer” when he won his first ATP singles title. He followed this triumph at the Davis Cup where he and his fellow Swiss teammates defeated the United States.
Federer would eventually become the number-one ranked player in the world, a title he held for a record 237 consecutive weeks from February 2004 to August 2008. In 2012, Roger lost his first singles medal to Andy Murray at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Overall Federer has won 20 Grand Slams, including eight Wimbledon titles. His last Grand Slam title was the Australian Open in 2018.
Roger Federer Net Worth
With a 20-plus year career and so many wins and Grand Slams under his belt, according to Celebrity Net Worth, his ATP career earnings are $129 million.
That’s the second-highest amount earned in tennis history behind the roughly $145 million earned by Novak Djokovic. On top of his tournament earnings, Roger has earned around $1 billion from endorsements during his career so far.
Overall, the tennis player who has an eye-watering net worth of $550 million to retire on.