Roger Federer announces his retirement. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will be playing Laver Cup as the final tennis event

After a series knee operations, Roger Federer has decided to retire from professional tennis.

He had won 20 Grand Slam titles and finished five seasons at No. 1. Federer was the first to create a golden age of men’s tennis, alongside Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Federer posted Thursday on his social media that the past three years had presented him with many challenges, including injuries and surgeries.

Federer said, “I have worked hard to get back to my full competitive form.

However, I am also aware of my body’s limits and capacities. This has been a clear message to me recently.

“I’m 41 years old. Over the past 24 years, I have played over 1500 matches.