If I had wanted a dream final, I would have retired in 2017 – Roger Federer


Roger Federer is still recompensing from the double operation on his right knee which will keep him still until the beginning of next season. 

However, during his rehabilitation process, the former World number 1 has “reinvented” himself as an entrepreneur and also launched his shoe line in collaboration with the Swiss brand, ‘‘On: THE ROGER Center Court o-Series.”

In a podcast for ‘The business of fashion’, the Helvetian formulated a little more than thought he has about his career.

Federer: ‘I still have things to do in tennis’

Talking about the things he still wants to do in tennis, Federer said,

“I am working on my rehabilitation and my goal is to be able to be 100% by December or January so that I can complete the entire season in 2021. I do not believe in dream finals because it is very easy to be wrong. If I had wanted such an ending, I would have retired after beating Nadal in five sets in Australia in 2017, just as if I had defeated Djokovic last year at Wimbledon, I would not have retired either.” Federer said.

“I think I still have things to do. This year I will be 39, I will be 40 next year. It is crazy for me to think that I have been traveling the circuit for more than 23 years. Everything has happened very quickly. I have had a great time Well, it seems like I was a junior just five years ago but it really will be 25 years now, I am grateful to continue having the passion to continue playing. My physical trainer, Paganini, programmed me a training block for 20 weeks and asked me if I wanted to do it and I said yes, of course. I would like to discover what else is there for me, in tennis. I hope I can have a good 2021 and from there, we’ll see” – the Swiss Maestro further added.

Swiss Maestro’s longtime coach Severin Luthi said that the 20 time Grand Slam champion is doubtful to quit the sport in 2021.

“Roger still loves life on the circuit, I’ve never heard him say that he should stop because he wants a change of lifestyle or that he’s tired of travelling,” Luthi told Swiss magazine Smash.

“Nothing can be 100% ruled out but given that he still loves tennis and the time he spends with the friends that he has everywhere, I don’t think he’s thinking of retiring in 2021,” he added.


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