Roger Federer retires: Photos from tennis legend’s memorable

Roger Federer announced Thursday he was retiring from professional tennis after the 2022 Laver Cup in London

“As many of you know, the past three years have presented me with challenges in the form

I’ve worked hard to return to full competitive form,” Federer said in a written statement and

“But I also know my body’s capacities and limits, and its message to me lately has

His main rivals were the other members of The Big Three, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

“It’s been a pleasure but also an honour and privilege to share all these years with

We look back at Federer’s storied career through exclusive photos from Sports Illustrated:

July 6, 2003: Roger Federer celebrates beating Mark Philippoussis in the Wimbledon final

Roger Federer serves to Andy Roddick during the 2005 Wimbledon final

Roger Federer celebrates after beating Fernando Gonzalez in the 2007 Australian Open final

Aerial view of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer playing in The Battle of Surfaces exhibition match on

Roger Federer returns a shot against Marat Safin in the third round of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships

Roger Federer celebrates his win against Andy Murray in the 2008 U

Roger Federer perfects the tweener in his 2009 semifinals match against Novak Djokovic at the 2009 U

Federer returns a shot against Andy Murray in the 2010 Australian Open final

Federer’s service motion, frame by frame, from the 2013 Australian Open

Roger Federer celebrates his third-round, three-plus-hour win against Mikhail Youzhny at the 2017 U