Roger Federer announces his retirement from the ATP Tour and grand slams
As we look at the calendar for this month, and how many tournaments tennis fans want to get to during the year, it may come as some surprise to some that the top men’s player of all time will be out of action after more than a year.
Roger Federer, who reached new heights with his performance at the final grand slam of the year – the French Open – but came unstuck at Wimbledon, has announced his retirement from the ATP Tour. This is despite his fourth grand slam final at the Australian Open which saw him face Marin Cilic.
The news was reported by a close friend of his in an interview to be broadcast via BBC on Thursday morning. “Roger’s tennis career will now end,” said a source as quoted by the Sun.
This can be seen as the end of an era for the world’s top men’s players. It’s time to recognise the top 10 in the world as a two player battle has been fought out within the tennis world over the last five years. Andy Murray versus Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic versus Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic versus Rafa Nadal. The battle for number one, and there may be more players fighting for that number one spot in the coming years, with players like Novak Djokovic, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Stan Wawrinka, Denis Shapovalov, Andy Murray, Nick Kyrgios, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Dominic Thiem, Dominic Thiem, Feliciano Lopez, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Cilic, Marin Cilic, Andy Murray, Kevin Anderson, Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic.
The list is a tough one, perhaps one that makes you think. Yet, with everything that has happened in the past few years, for these players to not have their time to compete, as well as be part of the battle, is something that can be questioned.
The battle has raged out of the tennis arena as two or three players were at No 1 for over a year, who were both in top ten positions for the year, have a chance