Roger Federer announces retirement; The 20-time Grand Slam champion will play the Laver Cup as his final tennis

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has announced he's retiring from competition, saying that at age 41

I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years

His final ATP event will come next week, at the Laver Cup in London.

Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, including eight at Wimbledon

Over his career, Federer has won more than 100 titles total and amassed a 1,251-275 record

In 2018, he became the oldest man to hold that ranking.

It made him dream of his own future in the game

Federer said, describing the highs and lows of playing his sport in more than 40 countries

Finally, to the game of tennis: I love you and will never leave you