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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer announces retirement

In this file photo from June 3, 2021, Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP)
In this file photo from June 3, 2021, Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates after winning against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP)

GENEVA — Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer is to retire after next week’s Laver Cup, he says.

“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event,” he says in a statement posted on his Twitter account.

The 41-year-old winner of 20 Grand Slam titles has been out of action since a quarterfinal loss at Wimbledon in 2021 before undergoing another bout of knee surgery.

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