Roger Federer announces his retirement from the ATP Tour and grand slams
This year: 2018
The end of his career: He had been winning majors for 10 seasons, with his only defeat coming against the man who took the title from him, Rafael Nadal, at the 2017 U.S. Open. Federer will have to prove himself at his remaining grand slams and at the Paris Masters before he can retire.
The last grand slam Federer won: The 2017 U.S. Open which he won over Nadal in five sets. Federer will have to play the French Open later this year and Wimbledon in 2020 to even begin to have a chance of winning a grand slam.
The last major win Federer lost: The 2017 Australian Open in which he lost to Djokovic in the final, in five sets. This was the first time the top-ranked player and the best in men’s tennis had lost in a Grand Slam final.
The last grand slam match Federer won: Federer won the 2017 US Open against Nadal in five sets. He did not win a single Grand Slam title in 2018.
The last ATP Tour match in which Federer took a set: The 2017 Australian Open in which Federer needed just six match points to eliminate Nadal.
The number of grand slams Federer has won: He won 10 Grand Slam singles titles, including winning all of them in the last three years. He won 7 ATP Tour grand slams.
The number of major titles Federer had: He had 13 ATP Tour grand slam singles titles, including 7 singles slams. During his career, he won 15 grand slam doubles titles, 11 singles and doubles ATP Tour titles, and 1 ATP Tour and WTA Tour title.
The number of Grand Slams Federer had to play: Federer had to play 18 Grand Slams and a ATP Tour event on clay in 2016 and 17 Grand Slams in ’17, and a U.S. Open on grass in ’18.