Roger Federer, 41, has announced his retirement from tennis after suffering from injuries for the past three years.

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Wimbledon was Federer’s favorite tournament and he obviously has fond memories of it. He collected eight of his 20 Grand Slam titles on grass courts in SW19, but it all started for him as a junior in 1998.

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Here’s a 16-year-old Roger Federer fighting and winning the 1998 Wimbledon boys’ final. Video: @wimbledon / Twitter.

I’m 41 years old, I’ve played more than 1,500 matches in 24 years,” Federer said in an audio recording posted on social media. “Tennis has treated me more generously than I could have dreamed, and now I have to accept that the time has come to end my competitive career.”

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Roger Federer will retire next week. Photo: Archive

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Federer retires from tennis with stellar competitive records: 103 ATP singles titles, 20 Grand Slam singles titles and 310 weeks at the top of the rankings. Will there ever be a player like Roger Federer? Probably not.

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While we’re here, who is the best tennis player in the history of the game? Is it Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or perhaps someone else?

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