After 22 years on the professional tennis circuit, Roger Federer has announced his retirement from the sport.

The Swiss Maestro, 36, has won 17 Grand Slam titles including 10 Wimbledon Championships and six US Opens.

 Federer’s record-breaking success in doubles has also seen him accumulate a total of 49 world championship titles.

His recent exploits at the Australian Open saw him win his 18th Grand Slam singles title and equal Pete Sampras’s record for most majors won in a career.

“It’s been an amazing journey and I want to thank all my fans around the world who have supported me throughout my career,” said Federer.

“I am looking forward to continuing to play in some events before calling it a day, but there is no doubt that this is the right decision for me now.

 n a statement released on his website, Federer said "after careful consideration and lengthy discussions with my family and team, I have decided to retire from professional tennis.

Longtime tennis star Serena Williams also commented on Federer's Instagram video, commending him and looking forward to more of his endeavors.

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