Roger Federer welcomed to retirement club by Serena Williams
The Metro says Serena Williams has welcomed Roger Federer to the “retirement club” after the 20-time grand slam champion announced he will bring his professional tennis career to a close.
Federer has been struggling with a knee problem for the last three years and, aged 41, has accepted defeat in his bid for one last hurrah.
He will play in next week’s Laver Cup in London, the Ryder Cup-style competition that was his brainchild, but will then leave the professional game.
Williams, who less than a fortnight ago bid her own farewell to the sport at the US Open, wrote on Instagram that she was among the ‘millions and millions’ of people Federer had inspired throughout his 24-year career.