Roger Federer will turn 37 this August, and yet he is playing just as good as he used to in his prime years. Federer is currently sitting as the world number two in the ATP rankings, and has already won a grand slam, and despite skipping the entire clay court season he still has one of the best win loss records on the tour. After being written off as a diminishing force after his loss against Raonic a couple of years back, Federer has proven that age is just a number.
But for how long does Federer expect to play in the top tier?
‘I will play until 40. Just maybe not on the Tour. I’ve had rocky years the last few years. And I did have my doubts’, said Federer. ‘I think people can relate to that. It felt like the end of a career’, he added.
Federer also revealed that, he finds it easy to switch between his personal and professional lives, accordingly. The Swiss is the oldest grand slam singles champion, and is also a father of four children. ‘When I’m in training, I enjoy being in training. If I’m on vacation, I can enjoy that. I’m not in a rush. So I can take a step back and just actually enjoy,‘ said the Swiss maestro.
Federer is currently taking yet another one of his short breaks, announcing his withdrawal from Rogers Cup in Toronto. He is expected to return to the Cincinnati Masters 1000 tournament later on in this month. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have both confirmed their entry into the Rogers Cup. Nadal is currently over 2000 points ahead of Federer, while Djokovic has blasted into the top ten singles rankings for the first time in two years. While the nextGen are struggling to push the old guard out of their way, it remains to be seen for how long will the oldies hold all the goodies.