SONY ERICSSON OPEN Roger Federer Announces Retirement Miami, USA April 1, 2010 Federer officially brought to a close his career today, announcing his immediate retirement from the ATP World Tour. He cited, as the main reason, a fear of losing again to Rafael Nadal - a fear that has paralysed him in recent matches against lower-ranked players like Marcos Baghdatis and Tomas Berdych. "I have achieved everything, am happily married, and have two beautiful children. Why should I spoil that my losing to Rafa here or in Paris?" asked Federer. The next phase of his life will consist of charity work, commentating and traveling. Mirka had also urged him to retire, confessed Federer.