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These photos follow the career of tennis great Roger Federer

<strong>February 18, 2005:</strong> Swiss Roger Federer returns to Russian Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.
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February 18, 2005: Swiss Roger Federer returns to Russian Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter final of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis at age 41.

We take a look at his career. He played in more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. He won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, including eight at Wimbledon.

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<strong>June 3, 2021:</strong> Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their men's singles second round tennis match on Day 5 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
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June 3, 2021: Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball to Croatia's Marin Cilic during their men's singles second round tennis match on Day 5 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris.
<strong>January 30, 2020:</strong> Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
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January 30, 2020: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand during his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
<strong>August 28, 2018</strong>: Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan during their 2018 U.S. Open men's match in New York.
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August 28, 2018: Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan during their 2018 U.S. Open men's match in New York.
<strong>January 16, 2017:</strong> Switzerland's Roger Federer hits a return against Austria's Jurgen Melzer during their men's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
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January 16, 2017: Switzerland's Roger Federer hits a return against Austria's Jurgen Melzer during their men's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
<strong>July 6, 2003:</strong> Wimbledon Champions Roger Federer of Switzerland and Serena Williams of the U.S. pose for photographs prior to attending the Wimbledon Ball at the Savoy Hotel in London.
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July 6, 2003: Wimbledon Champions Roger Federer of Switzerland and Serena Williams of the U.S. pose for photographs prior to attending the Wimbledon Ball at the Savoy Hotel in London.
<strong>January 1, 2019:</strong> Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot to Serena Williams of the United States in the mixed doubles match during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
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January 1, 2019: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot to Serena Williams of the United States in the mixed doubles match during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.
<strong>June 7, 2009:</strong> Switzerland's Roger Federer jubilates after defeating Sweden's Robin Soderling during their men's singles final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.
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June 7, 2009: Switzerland's Roger Federer jubilates after defeating Sweden's Robin Soderling during their men's singles final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.
<strong>January 30, 2020:</strong> Switzerland's Roger Federer ties his head band during a break in his men's singles semi-final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
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January 30, 2020: Switzerland's Roger Federer ties his head band during a break in his men's singles semi-final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
<strong>January 22, 2016:</strong> Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov serves against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles match on day five of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
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January 22, 2016: Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov serves against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles match on day five of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
<strong>May 25, 2019:</strong> Roger Federer signing autographs for his fans in Suzanne Lenglen court during Roland Garros kids day in Paris, France.
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May 25, 2019: Roger Federer signing autographs for his fans in Suzanne Lenglen court during Roland Garros kids day in Paris, France.
<strong>November 9, 2013:</strong> Roger Federer of Switzerland serves during his men's singles match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during day six of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.
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November 9, 2013: Roger Federer of Switzerland serves during his men's singles match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during day six of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena in London, England.
<strong>August 14, 2010:</strong> Roger Federer of Switzerland is congratulated at the net by Novak Djokovic of Serbia after their match during the semifinals of the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre in Toronto, Canada.
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August 14, 2010: Roger Federer of Switzerland is congratulated at the net by Novak Djokovic of Serbia after their match during the semifinals of the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre in Toronto, Canada.
<strong>May 9, 2019:</strong> Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Gael Monfils of France during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain.
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May 9, 2019: Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Gael Monfils of France during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain.
<strong>October 27, 2019:</strong> Swiss Roger Federer raises the trophy after his 10th victory at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel.
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October 27, 2019: Swiss Roger Federer raises the trophy after his 10th victory at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel.
<strong>July 3, 2022:</strong> Roger Federer waves to the crowd on Centre Court during day seven of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.
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July 3, 2022: Roger Federer waves to the crowd on Centre Court during day seven of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England.

Grace Widyatmadja
Grace Widyatmadja is a photo editing intern working with NPR's visuals desk and Goats & Soda.