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After 24 years, the final 24 hours. Tonight, @Roger Federer calls time on a career like no other. 🧵 | #Wimbledon

“We’ll be seeing him again” ✨ Swiss 17-year-old Roger Federer announces his arrival by winning the Wimbledon boys’ singles and doubles titles in 1998

Federer made his Grand Slam main draw debut a year later at Roland Garros, soon followed by his Wimbledon main draw debut

Federer’s first taste of silverware on the ATP Tour came in Milan in 2001 (🎥 @Tennis TV)

And he announced himself on the big stage that same year, defeating boyhood idol Pete Sampras on his Centre Court debut

In 2002, Federer broke into the ATP Tour Top 10 for the first time He would stay there for the next 14 years, eventually clocking a total of 968 weeks as a Top-10 player

A dream was finally realised in 2003 when Federer claimed his first Wimbledon crown, defeating Mark Philippoussis in the final

A second Grand Slam soon followed in Australia in 2004 With that, the 22-year-old was crowned world No.1 for the first time, holding onto top spot in the rankings for a record 237 consecutive weeks (🎥 @#AusOpen)

This kick-started a period of incredible dominance Of the 16 Grand Slams between 2004 and 2007, Federer reached 13 finals, winning 11 further majors along the way

Federer founded one of the great modern-day sporting rivalries with Rafael Nadal Three straight Wimbledon final showdowns between 2006 and 2008 saw the Swiss and Spaniard push their games to new heights

A flagbearer for Switzerland at the Olympic Games, Federer claimed doubles gold at Beijing 2008 with Stan Wawrinka, and later won a singles silver medal at London 2012 (🎥 @The Olympic Games)

Wimbledon 2003-2007 US Open 2004-2008 Roger Federer is the only player to have won five consecutive titles at two different Grand Slams (🎥 @US Open Tennis)

In 2009, he became just the sixth man in history to complete his career Grand Slam with victory at Roland Garros (🎥 @ATP Tour/@Roland-Garros)

Less than a month later, he reclaimed his Wimbledon crown to surpass Pete Sampras by winning his 15th major title

A seventh Wimbledon title followed in 2012, Federer defeating Andy Murray in the final weeks before the duo met in the Olympic gold medal match on Centre Court

Having won all four majors and an Olympic gold medal, Federer led Switzerland to their first Davis Cup title, sealing victory over France in the 2014 final (🎥 @Davis Cup)

In 2015, Federer reached 1,000 tour-level match wins in style with victory in Brisbane (🎥 @ATP Tour)

Knee surgery curatiled his 2016 season, but not before a spellbinding comeback in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, saving three match points against Marin Cilic to reach the semis

Federer returned to action after six months on the sidelines in 2017 in spectacular fashion, winning the Australian Open for a fifth time (🎥 @#AusOpen)

A record eighth Wimbledon title followed, Federer claiming the 2017 crown without dropping a set

Federer returned to Melbourne Park to defend his Australian Open crown in 2018, becoming the first man in history to win 20 Grand Slam singles titles (🎥 @#AusOpen)

On 24 June 2018, Federer ended his 310th and last week as world No.1 - a record 14 years and 142 days after he first topping the rankings on 2 February 2004 At 36 years, 320 days, he is the oldest player to be ranked ATP No.1 (🎥 @Tennis TV)

In 2019, a 37-year-old Federer reached his 12th and last Wimbledon final, beaten in an epic five-set contest by Novak Djokovic At four hours, 57 minutes, it was the longest singles final in Wimbledon history

Federer wasn't done winning just yet. Later that year he returned to Basel, where he had once been a ball kid, to win his 10th hometown title It was the 103rd ATP victory of his career; his last title, his last final (🎥 @ATP Tour)

In 2021, Roger Federer made his final competitive appearance at Wimbledon, bowing out in the quarter-finals

But that is not the last we will see of @Roger Federer The eight-time Wimbledon champion returned in July 2022 as part of the celebrations to mark 100 years of Centre Court

Roger Federer will make his final competitive appearance tonight in London, playing doubles alongside Rafael Nadal for Team Europe at the Laver Cup Good luck, Roger. We hope you enjoy this moment to its fullest #Wimbledon | @Roger Federer

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