He confronted his two greatest rivals, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, a complete of 90 occasions – whom did he play extra? Of his 20 Grand Slam titles, what number of did Federer win at Wimbledon? Did the Swiss ever face his idol, Pete Sampras, earlier than the American completed his Corridor of Fame profession with triumph on the 2002 US Open?
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Federer climbed to the highest of the game for the primary time aged 22, reaching World No. 1 on 2 February 2004. He earned 1,251 tour-level wins and 103 titles throughout his illustrious profession.
“You at all times need to play without end. I like being out on courtroom, I like taking part in towards the fellows and I like travelling. I by no means actually felt prefer it was that arduous for me to do, of profitable, be taught from shedding, it was all excellent,” Federer mentioned forward of the Laver Cup. “I like my profession from each angle. That is the bitter half [of retiring]. The candy half was that I do know all people has to do it at one level. All people has to depart the sport. It has been an awesome, nice journey. For that, I am actually grateful.”
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