Roger Federer hits at John McEnroe Tennis Academy (video inside)



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Roger Federer hits at John McEnroe Tennis Academy (video inside)

Roger Federer ended his career at the Laver Cup in September. Since then, a 20-time Major winner has visited some great locations, enjoying his well-deserved retirement. Roger claimed five consecutive US Open crowns between 2004 and 2008.

The Swiss is back in New York, visiting John McEnroe Tennis Academy and hitting on an indoor court. Roger underwent three knee surgeries since February 2020, playing only six tournaments in the previous three years and failing to compete injury-free.

Federer gathered his greatest rivals and friends at the Laver Cup in London in September and played his last match alongside Rafael Nadal. Two legends lost to Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock 3-6, 7-6, 11-9 after squandering a match point before an emotional ceremony that sent Roger into a well-deserved retirement.

Roger Federer traveled to New York and visited John McEnroe's Academy.

Federer turned 38 in 2019 and finished the season inside the top-3 behind his greatest rivals. The Swiss veteran claimed a Masters 1000 title in Miami and squandered two match points in an epic Wimbledon final that went down to the wire.

Roger reached the Australian Open semi-final at the start of 2020 and underwent knee surgery a few weeks later. Federer needed the second surgery in May, wrapping up the season and hoping for a fresh start in 2021. Roger returned to action after 13 months in Doha last year, playing two matches and taking another break until May.

He experienced an early Geneva loss and reached the fourth round at Roland Garros. Eager to preserve his knee for the beloved grass swing, Roger withdrew ahead of the Matteo Berrettini clash and turned his focus to Halle. Still feeling the pain, Federer fell in the second round to Felix Auger-Aliassime, experiencing his earliest loss at one of his favorite events and not looking good ahead of Wimbledon.

Entering his 22nd campaign at the All England Club, Roger stopped the clock and became the oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist in the Open era! The Swiss took down Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet, Cameron Norrie and Lorenzo Sonego to enter the last eight and extend his final Wimbledon run.

Hubert Hurkacz defeated Federer 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 in the quarter-final, delivering Roger's first bagel since 2008 and marking his last singles encounter! Federer underwent his third surgery a few weeks later and failed to recover.

He announced his retirement and played his final match two months ago alongside Rafael Nadal.