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I Stopped Believing I Could Carry On- Roger Federer

Roger Federer says 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, 41, has not played since Wimbledon 2021, after which he had a third knee operation.

“The last three years have been tough to say the least,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“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”, adding: “Very quickly we realised this was it.

“Then the question becomes: how do you announce and when do you announce? This is when it becomes reality. It was OK but stressful.”

In a wide-ranging interview with Sally Nugent, 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.

I Stopped Believing I Could Carry On- Roger Federer

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