Roger Federer Publicizes Retirement: Key Dates In Legend’s Profession | Tennis Information
Roger Federer has determined to hold up his golden boots as he bids goodbye to his skilled tennis profession after the Laver Cup this 12 months. The primary males’s participant to win 20 grand slam titles, Federer might be remembered for his peerless presence on the court docket and all spherical sport. Listed below are some key dates within the profession of Roger Federer who introduced his retirement from tennis on Thursday:
1998 – Ranked 702, makes ATP debut in Gstaad, loses to Argentina’s Lucas Arnold Ker in straight units.
2000 – Reaches first ATP ultimate in Marseille the place he loses to compatriot Marc Rosset and in addition in his native Basel the place Thomas Enqvist wins in 5 units.
2001 – Wins first ATP title in Milan however spotlight of 12 months is defeating Pete Sampras in 5 units within the fourth spherical of Wimbledon on Centre Court docket. The win ends Sampras’ 31-match profitable streak on the All England Membership.
2002 – Wins first Masters title in Hamburg and later in Vienna the place he dedicates victory to his first coach Peter Carter, who died in a automobile accident two months earlier.
2003 – Wins first Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon the place he beats Andy Roddick within the semi-finals and Mark Philippoussis within the ultimate. Ends 12 months with 78 match wins.
2004 – Opens 12 months with Australian Open title and ascends to the highest rating for first time on February 2. Loses to Rafael Nadal in Miami in pair’s first assembly. Defends Wimbledon title with victory over Roddick and claims maiden US Open by beating Lleyton Hewitt.
2005 – Finishes primary for second straight 12 months with 11 titles, together with two Grand Slams at Wimbledon and US Open. First participant since Don Budge in 1937-38 to win Wimbledon and US Open in back-to-back years.
2006 – Finishes world primary for third straight 12 months highlighted by an ATP-best 12 titles, together with three Grand Slam crowns at Australia, Wimbledon and New York. Wins 4 extra Masters. Additionally first participant to succeed in all 4 Grand Slam finals in a 12 months since Rod Laver in 1969. At Monte Carlo, meets Novak Djokovic for first time and wins spherical of 64 conflict.
2007 – Ends season as primary for a fourth straight 12 months, wins eight titles and three Grand Slams on the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Defeats Nadal in Hamburg ultimate for first time on clay to interrupt his rival’s 81-match profitable streak on clay.
However at Roland Garros, loses in 4 units for second straight 12 months to Nadal.
2008 – Wins fifth straight US Open however every of his runner-up showings come in opposition to Nadal at Monte Carlo, Hamburg, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in an epic ultimate which went to 9-7 in ultimate set.
Wins Olympic doubles gold medal in Beijing with Stan Wawrinka.
2009 – Federer wins Roland Garros for first time, turns into sixth man to win all 4 Grand Slam titles in his profession. Then goes on to assert a fifteenth Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, the place he collects his sixth crown.
Previous to claycourt season, he marries Mirka Vavrinec in his hometown of Basel.
At US Open, the place he’s five-time champion, turns into first participant to surpass $50 million in prize cash however loses ultimate to Juan Martin del Potro.
2010 – Wins sixteenth main at Australian Open. In June, drops to quantity two in rankings having been primary for 285 weeks. At Wimbledon, title defence ends in quarter-finals at fingers of Tomas Berdych.
2011 – Loses to Djokovic in semi-finals in Australia, then beats the Serb in Roland Garros semis, ending Djokovic’s 43-match win streak.
Crushed by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Wimbledon quarter-finals and loses once more to Djokovic in US Open semi-finals having held two match factors.
2012 – Breaks Pete Sampras report of 286 weeks at primary simply after defeating Andy Murray for a seventh Wimbledon title.
2013 – Just one title, on grass at Halle and ends 12 months at six on the planet.
Made semis at Australian Open, last-eight at Roland Garros earlier than struggling an embarrassing second spherical loss at Wimbledon to world 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky.
Fourth spherical loss at US Open is earliest exit in New York in 10 years.
2014 – Wins first Davis Cup title for Switzerland with 3-1 victory over France in ultimate. Loses to Nadal in Australian Open semis. At Roland Garros, loses to Ernests Gulbis in last-16 and is overwhelmed by Djokovic in five-set Wimbledon ultimate.
2015 – Wins six titles however loses 5 finals all to Djokovic at Indian Wells, Rome, Wimbledon, US Open and World Tour Finals.
His win in Brisbane ultimate was 1,000th profession victory.
2016 – Fails to win title for first time since 2000 and season compromised by left knee surgical procedure in February which limits him to simply seven tournaments.
2017 – Wins 18th and nineteenth Grand Slam titles on the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
In Melbourne, turns into second oldest Grand Slam champion at 35 behind Ken Rosewall at 1971 and 1972 Australian Open.
2018 – Turns into oldest world primary in 45-year historical past of rankings at age 36 in February.
Extends Grand Slam title assortment to twenty with victory over Marin Cilic in Australian Open ultimate.
Loses in Wimbledon quarter-finals to Kevin Anderson regardless of holding match level.
2019 – Loses epic five-set Wimbledon ultimate to Djokovic regardless of holding two championship factors.
Simply three minutes in need of 5 hours, it is the longest ultimate within the event’s historical past and determined in a ultimate set tiebreak.
2020 – Reaches fifteenth Australian Open semi-final the place he loses to Djokovic of their fiftieth assembly having saved seven match factors to defeat Tennys Sandgren in last-eight.
Shuts down season in midst of the Covid-19 pandemic the place he undergoes two knee surgical procedures.
2021 – Withdraws from French Open after third spherical and suffers shock quarter-final exit at Wimbledon to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.
Withdraws from Tokyo Olympics.
2022 – Publicizes he’ll retire after the Laver Cup.
“I additionally know my physique’s capacities and limits, and its message to me currently has been clear.
“Tennis has handled me extra generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I have to acknowledge when it’s time to finish my aggressive profession.”
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