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Roger Federer is one of the most recognizable players in the game. He is considered one of the greatest of all time, boasting a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles. On April 20, 2017, Federer announced that he had parted ways with his long-time coach and mentor Stefan Edberg in an attempt to return to top form. The move was certainly a surprise, as Federer had reported being 100% fit for the clay season, but Federer also noted the pair’s “mutual desire to bring about a new chapter” in their relationship, after 26 years together. Federer says that he got to work immediately, and took the winning court for his first tournament back with the Latvian coach, at the Stuttgart Open in May.
Twenty year estimate Roger Federer’s first official appearance at a tennis tournament was back in August 1987 at the Byron Nelson Open in Fort Worth, Texas, aged 11. After playing in the Doubles, he fell to his knees and burst into tears.
Below, a selection of shot, video and written content from Roger Federer’s 2017 season, which is widely expected to be his last as a professional athlete.