Tennis News: The legendary Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, who revealed last week that he would be retiring soon, said in an interview that was published on Tuesday that he wanted to be involved with “the sport that has given me everything.” Federer, one of the all-time great players and a 20-time Grand Slam champion, provoked an emotional response around the world when he revealed he would retire after this week’s Laver Cup. Last Thursday, he revealed on social media that his struggles with a knee issue had compelled him to end a legendary career that had established him as one of the game’s most graceful players ever.
As he arrived in London for his final ATP event, he told Swiss broadcaster RTS that he was “relieved” to have made the announcement, and “very happy to have been able to have the career I have had.”
He told RTS that in recent months “my progress was not satisfactory, that my knee was not letting me go.”
“Then I received a scan that was not great, and there was no more progress,” he said. “I told myself that it was over. Honestly, I didn’t want to do it anymore.
Roger Federer admitted to fighting back “a tear or two” when he revealed last week that he would be retiring, but he told RTS that he was “glad to have taken the decision.”
Asked about what his plans were going forward, the tennis great said “I do not know exactly what my future will be, but I do not want to completely distance myself from the sport that has given me everything.”