Roger Federer to retire: Heartbreak for tennis great in 11 Grand Slam finals - story in pictures

Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis. His last competitive tournament will be next week’s Laver Cup. The legendary Swiss player announced his decision on social media. Federer won 20 Grand Slams but also lost in 11 finals - six to Rafael Nadal, four to Novak Djokovic and one to Juan Martín del Potro.

Rafael Nadal shakes hands with Roger Federer after the French Open men's singles final at Roland Garros, Paris, on 11 June 2006. Nadal won 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6. | Photo Credit: AFP
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Roger Federer holds up the runner-up trophy after losing to Rafael Nadal in the men's final match at the French Open at Roland Garros, Paris, on June 10, 2007. | Photo Credit: REUTERS
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Rafael Nadal embraces Roger Federer after winning their French Open men's singles final at Roland Garros in Paris on June 8, 2008. | Photo Credit: REUTERS
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Runner-up Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal for winning the Wimbledon men's singles trophy at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on July 6, 2008. | Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Rafael Nadal poses with the winner's trophy next to runner-up Roger Federer after the Australian Open men's singles final in Melbourne on February 1, 2009. | Photo Credit: REUTERS
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Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro pose with the runner-up and winner's trophies following the US Open men's singles final at Flushing Meadows, New York, on September 14, 2009. Del Potrol defeated Federer in five sets. | Photo Credit: AP
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Rafael Nadal shakes hands with Roger Federer after winning the French Open men's final at the Roland Garros stadium, Paris, on June 5, 2011. | Photo Credit: REUTERS
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Roger Federer waves to the fans as he holds the runner-up trophy after the Wimbledon men's singles final against Novak Djokovic at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London on July 6, 2014. | Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Roger Federer returns a serve to Novak Djokovic during the Wimbledon men's singles final on Centre Court at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, on July 12, 2015. Djokovic won the final 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. | Photo Credit: AFP
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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer pose for a photograph with the winner and runner-up trophies after the men's singles final of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows on September 13, 2015. Djokovic defeated Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. | Photo Credit: AFP
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Novak Djokovic shakes hands with Roger Federer after beating the latter during the men's singles final at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, London, on July 14, 2019. | Photo Credit: AFP
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