Tennis Legend Retires

Tennis Legend Retires

Jacob Susong (Senior), Editor

At the age of 41, tennis legend Rodger Federer has finally decided to retire from the game.  Federer tallied 20 major championships, including eight at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, and five at the US Open.  His legendary career has him in the conversation as the greatest to ever play.

“I think Federer has proven so much.  His endurance even late in his career is why I think he’s the greatest.” Said sophomore Jack Farrell.

Federer’s accolades don’t end at his grand slam titles.  He spent 237 consecutive weeks at number one in the world rankings.  That is the longest streak at that position ever.

“His consistency is one of the things that made him great.  He never let up.” Said senior Korbyn Sloggett.

The surface which Federer excelled at the most throughout his 24-year career was grass.  He won a total of 19 grass court titles.  He has the most wins at Wimbledon ever with eight.  Federer also has the longest consecutive winning streak on grass in the modern era at 65 consecutive matches.

“The fact that he was able to win Wimbledon eight times is incredible.  That is the most anticipated tournament each year and he was able to win it so many times.” Said senior Caleb Newsom.

Any way you look at it, Rodger Federer built a career and legacy that will last forever.  He took the game by storm in the early 2000’s and never looked back.  It didn’t matter who he matched up against or what surface the match was on, Federer was always the favorite to win.  Pure domination from the beginning of his career to the end.

“Rodger Federer should be thought of as the greatest to ever do it.  He’s got the stats to prove it.” Said Sloggett.