Roger Federer is 'certainly the greatest player of all time', says tennis federation chief after retirement announcement The Swiss player spent a record 237 consecutive weeks at No 1 in the world rankings - 77 weeks longer than the Jimmy Connors streak in the 1970s. Ours is an era shaped by Federer.
Djokovic says Federer set tone for excellence and led with poise
Novak Djokovic said Roger Federer set the tone for excellence, after the Swiss great announced he would retire from the sport he dominated following next week's Laver Cup in London.
'He redefined greatness': Tributes pour in as Federer announces retirement
Roger Federer's decision to retire may not have come as a surprise to the tennis world but Thursday's announcement was still met with an outpouring of sadness as current and former players celebrated one of sport's greatest athletes.
Novak Djokovic hails ‘incredible moments and battles’ with Roger Federer
Swiss great and Serena Williams departures bring sport into twilight of golden era
Tennis will not be the same without you; tributes pour in for Roger Federer
It’s been a privilege to witness your journey, says Wimbledon, where he won eight titles
‘A champion’s champion’: fellow players and athletes pay tribute to Roger Federer
The tributes poured in quickly on Thursday when Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis after a career than lasted more than two decades
Roger and out: Tributes for ‘a champion in every sense of the word’
Federer won eight men’s singles titles at SW19.
Federer retirement a 'sad day' for sport - Nadal
Rafael Nadal pays tribute to Roger Federer after the 20-time Grand Slam champion announces his retirement.