“Still Fighting For My Comeback”- Roger Federer Dismisses Retirement Statements

Published 10/31/2020, 12:44 PM EDT
Roger Federer during a match against Rafael Nadal at Cape Town Stadium on in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Roger Federer will step on the court once again at the Australian Open 2021 after a year. There is skepticism about the player’s fitness as he recently underwent two knee surgeries. Some fans are even wondering whether he will be able to continue playing after the Grand Slam. However, the Swiss maestro has other plans and in a recent live-chat, he simply dismissed the retirement rumors.

“I am still fighting for my come back, I want to be back on the tennis court. I would love to play with the legends of the game and the best players. And I feel maybe there is a little more that is left in me,” said an enthusiastic Federer during the live-chat.

Federer is definitely a fighter. He still wants to compete at the age of 39 and believes that there is much more left in him. The Swiss legend surely has no plans to take retirement anytime soon. He just wants to enjoy the sport as long as possible.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland in action during his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

Roger is crystal clear about his retirement. His only focus right now is to go on and win another Grand Slam to take the lead ahead of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam tally.

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“I’m definitely not stepping away off the game right now. But it’s fun to be an entrepreneur, philanthropist, tennis player, and all this stuff. But, No, I am not retiring anytime sooner,” concluded the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

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Federer just loves to play and play. He is just not an incredible icon, but also an inspiration for many younger players like Dominic Thiem. The fans certainly want to see him play for much longer. This is definitely some good and welcoming news for them. They hope to see Federer excel with the same energy and passion in 2021 as well.

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