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After a lengthy battle to recover from knee injuries, Roger Federer....

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who made history by becoming the first man to win 20 Grand Slam trophies in tennis

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announced his retirement from the sport on Thursday.

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Federer, 41, had wanted to return for a final farewell in 2023

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but he announced that the Laver Cup in London the following week will be his last competition.

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Federer tried to make a comeback in 2018, making it as far as the fourth round

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of the French Open before quitting, and then the quarterfinals at

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Wimbledon following two knee operations in 2020.