Roger Federer will face Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the semifinals of the Miami Open 2019. Roger Federer dispatched the Russian Daniil Medvedev in straight sets at the newly erected Hard Rock Stadium. Despite starting the set on par with Roger Federer, Medvedev couldn’t keep the level as Roger Federer continued a bid for his fourth Miami Open title.
The Swiss, opened up on his retirement plans after his quarterfinal match at the Miami Open 2019. Roger Federer and his retirement plans have always been a question that he has avoided. However, Federer said that the Olympics was too far away for him to include it in his schedule.
“How much longer I’m gonna play? I wish I knew because that would help me with my planning, my family and for everybody, but my wife’s OK for me not to know buy taking it I don’t wanna say one day at a time- you know six months by six months”, said Roger Federer in an exclusive interview with ESPN tennis.
“We’re not thinking about retirement because I feel like the more I think about it, the more I talk about it the closer I am to it so that’s why I have no plans yet”, continued Roger Federer. “There were talks about Tokyo Olympics and all that but that’s not true so I’m just happy I’m healthy “, he added.
Federer believes he is right were he wants to be as far as the physical aspect of his game is concerned. “I’m playing with no pain killers for many months now which is like a big deal at my age”, said Roger Federer. “I think that I can I feel like I’m really fortunate that I feel this way right now”, added the Swiss.
The former world number one also made it clear that he is here to play and is focused and ready to compete at the best tournaments on the tour. “I like to compete more than I like to practice”, said Roger Federer. “Even though I’ve also gotten to enjoy practice but in the end I’ve always been a match player”, continued Federer. “I’ve always wanted to be on the match courts and not on the practice courts”, he added.
Roger will play Kevin Anderson in the night session later today in the Hard Rock stadium at the Miami Open 2019.