Roger Federer Opens Up on His Best Possible Retirement

Published 11/12/2021, 10:30 AM EST
DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 10: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his match against Dan Evans of Great Britain on Day 3 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 10, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)


Roger Federer has been one of the greatest players in tennis, ever. The Swiss Maestro has performed at an elite level for over two decades. Over the past few years, however, Roger has been struggling with frequent injuries. Adding those injuries to the fact that he recently turned 40, talk of his retirement is inevitable. In a recent interview, Roger Federer revealed the best possible way of ending his professional career.

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Federer is aware of the inevitable situation, but he wants to choose it by himself.

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Roger Federer is not afraid to retire

The 2021 season hasn’t been the best for the 20 time Grand Slam champion, Federer. He withdrew from two Grand Slam tournaments in 2021. After Wimbledon, he had to undergo another knee surgery.

In the interview, the question popped up regarding best way for him to retire. Federer said, “That doesn’t exist for me! But I wish that I can choose the moment myself. I am sure I will know when that moment comes. I am not afraid of the time after my professional career. It will be a smooth transition.”

He then specially mentioned his wife and added, “Mirka and I managed the life balance between tennis, family and friends incredibly well. That is what almost makes me most proud. Because what is ultimately really important in life.”

Certainly, the 40-years old isn’t afraid to announce his retirement, however, he wants to choose the moment for himself.

Federer’s father announces some positive news

Just recently, Roger Federer’s father, Robert Federer shared some optimistic news regarding his son’s comeback to the tennis court. Federer has been away from the tour since Wimbledon 2021.

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Robert said, “Roger feel[s] good, he enjoys time with the kids more, and family life. It’s also a big advantage to do this in between. He’s preparing himself, building up, and getting in good shape again. This is his aim. This is what he’s doing.”

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 31: Roger Federer of Switzerland and his father Robert Federer pose with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup in the players locker room after winning the men’s final match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day fourteen of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

With such exceptional news, there has been a constant buzz regarding Federer’s participation at the Australian Open 2022. Do you think 2022 will be Federer’s last season on the ATP tour? Let us know in the comments.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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