ROGER FEDERER retirement from tennis has been labelled a “relief” by one of the legend’s coaching team.
Roger Federer’s fitness coach Pierre Paganini has dubbed it a “relief” that the Swiss is retiring from tennis. He has revealed Federer has been putting himself “under extreme strain” to play at such a high level in the final years of his career.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will end his time on the ATP Tour after 24 years following next weekend’s Laver Cup at the O2 Arena in London. Federer has played over 1,500 singles matches on the Tour since his 1998 debut, winning 103 titles.
Federer, who was No 1 for a staggering 237 consecutive weeks, will join forces with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini in his final ever Tour tournament.