Absent from the tennis courts since Wimbledon 2021 due to a right knee injury, Roger Federer has no plans to retire yet. The Swiss is expected to take part in the Laver Cup before heading to Basel at home. But 40 years old, the former world number one knows that the end is approaching. Asked about his future, Federer released a disturbing message about the end of his career.
The last public appearance of Roger Federer dates back to July 3 at Wimbledon. The Swiss was not present to play the London tournament but to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the center court. Because for a little over a year, the former world number one has been away from the field. Eliminated byHubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2021, the player subsequently had to go through the operation box. Hit in the right knee, Federer was forced to take a long break as the twilight of his career approaches. Aged 40, the Swiss knows time is running out. Despite his advanced age, he has every intention of returning to competition before the end of this season. This does not prevent him from honestly discussing the question of his future retirement.
Federer is not retired (source Federer), but it looks like it (source ATP). https://t.co/GG2PBRaVml
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“I’m a lover of victory, but…”
Asked about his future by the Dutch press, Federer opened the door to a future retirement, especially if his level of play is not satisfactory. I’m a lover of winning, but if you’re not competitive anymore, then you better quit. I don’t think I need tennis. I’m happy with the little things, like when my son does something good and when my daughter comes home with a good grade. Tennis is part of my identity, but not entirely. I want to be and stay successful, and I put a lot of energy into business – I probably give more than I should sometimes, but that can also happen outside of sport. I know a professional career can’t last forever and that’s fine. “said the Swiss player in an interview with General newspaper.
“It’s nice to take a break now”
Secondly, the man with twenty Grand Slam titles spoke of his fulfillment, especially without his personal life. “It’s nice to take a break now, and for them too, even if they miss traveling. But I can honestly say that I am very happy at home and it is a great advantage that I can now make an appointment for a Tuesday morning in three weeks. Sometimes we miss traveling the world and, of course, I miss sports too, but I find life at home, in a, say, normal way, to be good too” did he declare.
A return scheduled for September
Unless the situation turns around, Roger Federer is expected to return to competition after theU.S. Open, next September. The Swiss is scheduled to participate in the Cup of the tank September 23-25. before lining up Basel his home. The following ? For now, Federer did not reveal his program, but the subject of his retirement is on the table.