Whenever former world number one Roger Federer faces an injury, a question always arises in the sports world. The big question is about his retirement from his professional tennis career. However, the Swiss tennis star recently answered that he would play a few more years.
Shutting down all the retirement rumors, Rodger in an interview with Sports Panorama said, “Since I won the French Open in 2009, the media has been chopping on this topic. But it is already clear that I am at the end of my career. When I am old, I will definitely still play tennis. But no longer train, just ball.”
“I cannot say what will be in two years. That’s why I plan year after year. I’m still happy right now. But when the cogwheels don’t grip anymore, I stop.”, the former world number one explained.
The Swiss professional who is turning 39 next month will not be retiring within at least a year as he has enlisted himself for the Tokyo Olympic Games will be held in 2021.
Forgoes The 2020 Season: Roger Federer Gives Rivals The Chance To Gain Ground In The Majors
Federer, the only player after Jimmy Connors to have won 100 or more career singles titles, just underwent knee surgery in June amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Inevitably, the professional is on a 20-week recovery schedule and hopes to be fit by January next year. For this reason, the Tennis legend decided to forgo the 2020 season of the sport.
This decision by the 20-time Grand Slam champion has cleared the path for his rivals, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to add titles under their name. Nadal with 19 Slams and Djokovic with 17 slams may get the chance to catch up in the major race if the US and French Open proceed.
The record holder for the most number of Grand Slam titles by a male, Roger, is still going strong and does not plan on retiring anytime soon.
Roger Fereder’s last appearance was at the 2020 Australian Open in January. Right now, He is ranked number four in the world.