Fellow living legend Serena Williams, who has said she is 'evolving away from tennis' herself, has hailed retiring Roger Federer as an inspiration.
"You inspired countless millions and millions of people
Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, will retire from top-level tennis after the Laver Cup in London later this month.
Swiss Federer, 41, has not played since
Rafael Nadal fought through injury to come from behind to beat Taylor Fritz and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals.
The Spaniard, who had a medical timeout at the end of
The US Open will allow Russian and Belarusian players to compete later this year after deciding not to follow Wimbledon's lead in banning them.
Players from the two nations
Russia's Daniil Medvedev has replaced Novak Djokovic at the top of the world rankings, two weeks before a Wimbledon at which he will not be allowed to play.
World number one Iga Swiatek defended her Italian Open title with a dominant performance over Ons Jabeur, beating her 6-2 6-2.
The Polish 20-year-old got off to a fast
Carlos Alcaraz continued his impressive rise by shaking off injury to beat Rafael Nadal and set up a Madrid Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic.
The 19-year-old Spaniard produced some
Andy Murray has pulled out of his match against Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open because of illness.
The Briton was scheduled to play in the third round of
British number one Emma Raducanu was hampered by more physical problems as she missed out on a place in the Madrid Open quarter-finals with defeat by Ukraine's Anhelina