An announcement that has shocked the world of sport, especially colleagues and friends, such as Rafa Nadal. “Dear Roger, my friend and rival. I wish this moment had never come. It’s a sad day for me and for the world of sport around the world.” Nadal exposed in his social networks.
Injuries have prevented Roger Federer from fulfilling his goal of competing in the full 2023 season. The announcement of his withdrawal comes after more than a year unable to play due to the injury he suffered to the meniscus of his right knee.
Press conference from London
The Swiss tennis player, winner of 20 Grand Slam, will offer a press conference this Wednesday in London at 10:45 a.m. (11:45 a.m. on the Peninsula), where the Laver Cup will be held, to discuss his retirement. It will be possible follow live through the Eurosport channel, available at this link.
“The last three years have presented me with challenges in the form of injuries and operations. I have worked hard to return to my best competitive version. But I also know the capabilities and limits of my body, and the message it has sent me is clear,” Federer said in the statement.
Finally, Roger Federer will not be able to participate in the Laver Cup that takes place in London this weekend, a tournament that he would play before confirming his withdrawal, due to his injuries. The tennis player has confirmed that he will only participate in a doubles match, in which he is expected to share the court with Rafa Nadal.