'Don't Overthink That Perfect Ending': Roger Federer Posts Inspiring Retirement Message

September 30, 2022

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer announced his retirement from professional tennis recently following his final match at the Laver Cup in London.

The winner of 20 Grand Slam titles wrote an inspiring farewell message to his fans on Instagram.

"We all hope for a fairytale ending. Here's how mine went:

Lost my last singles.
Lost my last doubles.
Lost my last team event.
Lost my voice during the week.
Lost my job.

But still, my retirement could not have been more peRFect and I'm so happy with how everything went. So don't overthink that perfect ending, yours will always be amazing in your own way," Federer wrote on Instagram.

His post has nearly 1.5 million likes.

"Genius… that's why you're the best. Willing to fail over and over on the way to greatness… You've done it all and this parting gesture of losses simply helps us mere mortals!" Bear Grylls commented.

Federer was ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks. He won 103 singles titles, including 20 Grand Slam singles titles, a record eight men's singles Wimbledon titles, an Open Era record-tying five men's singles US Open titles, and a record six year-end championships.

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