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Tennis legend Roger Federer announced his retirement from the sport.
The 20-time grand-slam champion will bid farewell to professional tennis after the Laver Cup 2022
Roger Federer posted a lengthy note on his Instagram and also a video with his recorded voice reading the note.
Anushka Sharma reacts to the news of Roger Federer’s retirement
Soon after, social media was flooded with his fans conveying their shock, awe, and heartfelt tributes. Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram story to share the news, and express her heartbreak over it.
Anushka Sharma shared the video of Roger Federer reading out the letter and writing, “Genius” along with a heartbreak emoji.
Virat Kohli hails the “The King of Tennis” Roger Federer
Virat Kohli also reacted to the news and shared his admiration for the tennis icon.
Kohli commented on Roger Federer’s post on Instagram and wrote, “The greatest of all time. King roger,” along with heart emojis.
Celebrities from all walks of life have reacted to Federer’s retirement, from sports personalities to Bollywood stars.
Roger Federer’s retirement statement
“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 recognize when it’s 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.”
“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,” he added.