roger federer retirement plan announcement

Roger Federer is not thinking about retirement. Federer who recently became the first player in history to spend 850 weeks in top 10 of the ATP rankings said that although he may be turning 38 in August this year but as long as he feels that he can win against Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, he will keep on playing.

On his future plans, Roger Federer confirmed that he will be making an appearance at the Laver Cup later this year. Fans are excited to see both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer team up for Team Europe during the event. The Swiss who is still at the top of the grand slams winner’s list with 20 in his kitty said that he does not care about the rankings. Eight-time Wimbledon Champion Roger said “Even if my ranking goes down further, it’s not a problem for me, As long as I say I can win a Grand Slam as I did two years ago with a world ranking of 17, everything is in place. I prefer to be ranked 17th than third and not win a Grand Slam or tournament“.

When asked about Nadal, Federer said that Nadal is a natural athlete and a natural leader. He is a great team man and fits nicely into the scheme of things. I feel more confident because of him being on my side. Federer crashed out of the Australian Open after a shocking loss against Stefanos Tsitsipas and people have been asking questions about his retirement after that. Djokovic and Nadal went on to play the final with Novak winning the trophy and adding number 15 grand slam to his cabinet. He is now behind only Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer who has 17 and 20 grand slams to their name.