Tennis legend Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the sport.
Federer posted a video statement on his Instagram account announcing his retirement.
The 41-year-old Federer mentioned his operations and ailments from the previous three years in the video.
“I am 41 years old, I’ve played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years, and tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now, I must recognize when it is time to end my competitive career," said Federer, winner of 20 major titles.
Next week's Laver Cup in London, according to Federer, will be his final ATP competition.
Federer declared that while he would continue to play tennis, he will no longer compete in Grand Slams and the ATP Tour.
"This is a bittersweet decision because I will miss everything that the tour has given me," Federer added.