By V. Hassun
When you think of tennis, you think about Roger Federer, and unfortunately, his journey in tennis has ended.
Federer announced that his retirement on the 15th of September 2022. The last competition of his career, the last time you will be able to watch him live, will be the Laver Cup, a tournament that is a duel between Europeans and the rest of the world; this will happen in London, between the 23rd and 25th of September.
Federer has probably the most successful tennis career ever. Since he is retiring, we will go through all his remarkable achievements, though it is hard to narrow down Federer's prestigious career.
Over 24 years, Federer has played more than 1,500 matches. He started playing tennis at 8 and quickly became Switzerland’s junior champion when he was 14. He won the Miami Orange Bowl Junior Tournament and the Wimbledon Junior Singles Championship in 1998. The following year, Federer made his Davis Cup debut for Switzerland and, at the age of 18, finished the year ranked 64th in the world, making him the youngest tennis player to do so. He honestly is a phenomenon, but his achievements are even more impressive. He continued to thrive in tennis and even when retired, he will continue to influence and be a role model to many future tennists.
But Federer did not stop there; he quickly rose in the rankings, and in 2002, he was ranked number six in the world, which is extremely impressive and unknown of. In 2003, Federer won his first Grand Slam tournament title at Wimbledon. The following year he captured his first Australian Open and first U.S. Open and defended his Wimbledon title.
The older he got, the better he got, and he kept impressing everyone who watched him and played with him. In 2004 Federer was victorious in 11 of the 17 tournaments he played in, and he finished the year ranked number one in the world. From July 2003 to November 2005, he also won a modern-record 24 straight finals. He truly exceeded everyone’s expectations and kept winning competitions and being the one to watch.
He is the definition of being the game’s best player. In addition to winning Wimbledon, he was victorious at the Australian Open and the U.S. Open, becoming the first player to win two tournaments three years in a row. Once again, he was spectacular.
Federer continued to make history throughout his career, having an overall record of 92 wins and 5 losses. In February 2018, Federer (aged 36) overtook Nadal as the oldest player in the top spot on the ATP rankings list. Federer has achieved so much that some sports analysts believe he is the best tennis player ever. I am positive that Federer will be remembered for many generations and will continue to be considered the best.
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