Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis-Djokovic says Federer set tone for excellence and led with poise
Novak Djokovic said Roger Federer set the tone for excellence, after the Swiss great announced he would retire from the sport he dominated following next week’s Laver Cup in London. Federer, 41, who redefined the sport with his artistry and grace and collected 20 Grand Slam titles, announced on Thursday that injury issues in the last few years meant that he would call time on his glittering career at the men’s team event.
Tennis-Federer, Williams departures bring sport into twilight of golden era
As Roger Federer joined Serena Williams in bringing down the curtain on an illustrious career, tennis moved ever closer to the end of a golden era. Williams’ emotional goodbye at the U.S. Open earlier this month was followed by Federer’s announcement on Thursday…