Roger Federer announces his retirement from the ATP Tour and grand slams, calling it a “lonely decision”
Roger Federer announced Monday he is retiring from tennis and grand slams in the coming months, calling it a “lonely decision.”
Federer, who was ranked No. 2 in the world earlier this year after winning his first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, says he wants to devote more time to his family and his coaching career, where he is also the head men’s tennis coach at Stanford’s men’s tennis team, a team he has helped lead to the NCAA’s top 25 ranking.
Federer, who won his first Olympic gold medal in London 2012, will turn 43 in September. His grandfather, Stefan, who won Wimbledon in 1948, will be 73 in July.