The Spanish tennis superstar pulled out of the French Open with a lingering hip injury and revealed when he expects to call it quits on the court.
Roger Federer has ended his superlative professional tennis career at age 41 with a loss in doubles alongside longtime rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup.
The 24-year-old reveled in the joy that his parents, who emigrated from Sierra Leone, felt in watching him.
“I made my decision because I believe that I can’t win two matches under these circumstances,” Nadal said at a news conference at the All England Club.
Nadal secured his 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday at Roland Garros. No man has won more Grand Slam titles than Nadal.
"A few months ago we were joking about both being on crutches," Federer wrote.
The 35-year-old Nadal said the pain from a chronic foot problem he has been battling most of his career is too much.
The tennis star, who has won four gold medals at past Summer Olympics, did not want to disclose why she's chosen not to play at this year's games.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion sent a “special message” to fans in Britain and Japan in particular.
The victory gives Nadal a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title.