Roger Federer retires: A look at his achievements and records
Federer was born on 8 August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland
Federer played his first junior match in 1996 at the age of 14 at a grade 2 tournament in Switzerland
Federer made his ATP debut at the 1998 Swiss Open Gstaad in his home country of Switzerland where he lost to Lucas Arnold Ker in the first round.
Federer entered the top 100 ranking for the first time on 20 September 1999 and started at the 1999 Marseille Open defeating the reigning champion of the 1998 French Open, Spaniard Carlos Moyá
FIn 2003, Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, beating Andy Roddick in the semifinals and Mark Philippoussis in the final.
Federer failed to reach the finals of the first two Grand Slam tournaments, losing the Australian Open semifinal to eventual champion Safin after holding match points, and the French Open semifinal to eventual champion Rafael Nadal.
1,000th victory and finals at the US Open and Wimbledon
Federer won his 25th Masters title at Indian Wells, defeating Wawrinka in the final and gaining another victory over Nadal in the 4th round.
On 15 September 2022, he announced his impending retirement from high-level tennis on the ATP Tour, noting that the Laver Cup would be his final ATP event.