Well Roger Federer has finally spoken out on the topic that he has very smartly avoided for the past couple of years. Roger Federer, who is set to start his campaign at the Hopman Cup, has had an average second half of 2018, with Novak Djokovic stealing the limelight. However, with him hinting at adding clay in his schedule this year, many have speculated that this might be the last year that Roger Federer might be on the ATP tour.
The fears were confirmed when Roger Federer in an interview said that he was indeed not decided on another year on the tour. Federer said that only a final collective decision by his team and family would determine if he would play in 2020. In an interview with Swiss TV SRF Federer said- “Now, I have an idea of how my 2019 season will be organized, even though I’m not totally sure what will happen next spring with turf, clay and hard surface play.”
“We’ll see if there’s going to be one more season or not”, continued Roger Federer “I am in discussion with my team and, later in the year, we will see if there will be one more season or not,” added the Swiss maestro. This would come as a massive jolt to the Federer fan base, who have been dreading the topic of retirement, specially since Federer has been performing far above the expectation level at his age. If he were to retire this year, it would truly be a career that will not be forgotten in a hurry, and he will surely be known as the GOAT for years to come and as a player who has redefined tennis as well as been a fear to reckon with for over two decades.
Federer will begin his campaign alongside Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the Hopman Cup, as they face-off against USA’s pair of Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe.