“I Am at the End of My Career” – Roger Federer Responds to Retirement Reports

Published 07/27/2020, 9:40 AM EDT
November 16, 2019, Londra, Italy: roger federer suiduring Nitto ATP Final ROGER FEDERER Vs STEFANOS TSITSIPAS Semifinal 1, Tennis Internationals in Londra, Italy, November 16 2019 – LPS/Roberto Zanettin (Credit Image: © Roberto Zanettin/LPS via ZUMA Wire)


Roger Federer is at the end of his career. He turns 39 this year and Roger is trying his best to extend his career. It is confirmed that he won’t retire before 2021 as he has decided to play the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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Fans and media have been speculating that Federer might retire this year, but that rumor has been squashed by Federer and his coaches itself. And again in a recent interview, Federer spoke about the rumors around his retirement.

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“Since I won the French Open in 2009, the media has been chopping on this topic” – Roger Federer

In an interview with SportsPanorama, Roger was asked various questions regarding his knee and plans for the future. The Swiss master said that rumors around him retiring have been there since 2009 in the media. 2009 is a significant year in Federer’s career. He completed the career grand slam by finally winning the French Open. He then won Wimbledon to surpass the then Grand Slam record of 14 by Pete Sampras. So as he won it all, it was always speculated he would retire.

“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.” Federer said. (quotes have been translated from German using Google Translation)

He acknowledges that he is getting old and so he is taking it year by year. Federer is still happy and when he won’t be able to compete he will stop. But he will always play tennis even when he grows older and retires.

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“I can not say what will be in 2 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.” he said

“When I am old, I will definitely still play tennis. But no longer train, just ball”. he added

All the swiss fans would love to see Federer in the Olympics. He doesn’t have an Olympics singles gold medal and he would love to finish his career with the gold for his country.

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Source: srf.ch

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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