Roger Federer is one of the most respected and followed athletes in the world. The 39-year old will return to action at Wimbledon 2021, as he chases his ninth Championships title. He ended as the runner-up in 2019, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in the finals in five sets.
Roger Federer last competed at Halle Open 2021, where he was defeated in the second round by Canadian, Felix Auger Aliassime. The Swiss has not played much tennis this year, and there have been several questions in regards to his retirement. Federer turns 40 this year, and one can say that there is not much tennis left in him. In his latest interview, Federer was asked by a journalist to continue playing tennis, to which the Swiss had a very straightforward and an honest answer.
Roger Federer says he will ‘try’ to continue playing as long as he can
Roger Federer’s reply to the journalist who asked him to continue playing, was rather straightforward. The Swiss stated that he will try to continue playing as long as he can.
“Keep playing Roger, keep playing…,” the journalist said. “I will try it,” Federer replied.
Roger Federer’s best performance this season came at the French Open, where he reached the fourth round. However, the Swiss withdrew from the tournament after his third round win over Dominik Koepfer, as he wanted to focus on the grass court season. Federer is yet to claim a title this year, as he has been defeated in the early stages of the three ATP tournaments he has played in so far.
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