Stephen Dunmoye

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer has stopped believing’ he could continue playing amid injury problems.

Federer said that his decision to retire came after he “stopped believing” he could continue playing because of injuries.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion is retiring from the sport after this weekend’s Laver Cup in London.

The Swiss has not played since Wimbledon 2021, after which he had a third knee operation.

According to him, “The last three years have been tough to say the least.”

“I knew I was on very thin ice for the last year ever since I played Wimbledon.”

“I tried to come back but there was a limit to what I could do. And I stopped believing in it, to be honest.”

Federer, whose final match will be in Friday’s doubles, said he had a scan a few months ago and it was “not what I was hoping for. Very quickly we realised this was it.”

In an interview, Federer discussed his emotional retirement statement, reflected on his trophy-laden career, looked at what’s next for him and offered his memories of the late Queen.