On Thursday, tennis star Roger Federer made an announcement revealing that he would be retiring after the Laver Cup in London. He shared the news on social media with a post that read, “I’m 41, I’ve played over 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever dreamed of and now I have to realize that it is time to end my playing career. “
Following Federer’s announcement of retirement, the internet was flooded with sweet messages as fans congratulated him on his impressive sports career. Among those who reacted to the news were Bollywood celebrities. Anushka sharma shared the news on her Instagram story and wrote, “Genius”. Watch:
Kareena Kapoor Khan shared Federer’s statement and wrote, “legend” with a heart emoji.
Pooja Hegde wrote, “Impossible…but what a legacy”.
While Dia Mirza took to her Instagram story to write, “Legend. My all-time favorite. What a great human being.”
Roger Federer had a career filled with memorable victories including his first Grand Slam in 2003 and winning the Wimbledon title. In his note, he also assured fans that he would continue to play tennis. “Next week’s Laver Cup will be my last ATP event. Of course, I will play more tennis in the future but not at the big tournaments or on tour. “, he shared.