Roger Federer retirement: 7 facts you didn’t know about the tennis legend

Roger Federer retirement: 7 facts you didn’t know about the tennis legend

Roger Federer is retiring from professional tennis after a series of knee surgeries.

He has had 1,251 tour-level wins, the second-most victories on record behind only Jimmy Connors (1,274).

At the age of 22, Federer topped the world tennis rankings. He is now 41.

He has held the world number 1 ranking for a record 237 consecutive weeks starting from February 2, 2004 till August 18, 2008.

He is a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, including 8 Wimbledon titles and 6 Australian Open titles.

With $106.3 million in annual earnings, Federer was named the world's highest-paid athlete by Forbes in 2020.

He was named world sportsman of the year 5 times, noting that he lifted the Masters 1000 champion trophy 28 times.

He has won two Olympic medals, including a gold in 2008 and silver in 2012.