Roger Federer spoke at SRF about his current affairs, his plans for the return and also the near retirement.
“My main goal is to be 100% again on January 1. Now I have a 20-day physical training block ahead of me. There is still a long way to go, but I am ready. I hope that I can continue to play tennis well when I return”, said the Swiss, as he translated into Spanish the Punto de Break site.
With days to turn 39, retirement is latent: “Since Roland Garros won in 2009, the press has been raising this issue. It is quite clear that I am at the end of my career. I cannot say that the withdrawal occurs within two years as I make my plans year after year. Right now I’m still happy. When my body stops responding, I’ll stop there. “
On the preparation for Tokyo 2021, Federer said: “I am not yet focused on preparing for the Games. When you have been on the circuit for 20 years, you appreciate having a calmer year. The real preparation begins three months before the Games; not before You think about them. The Olympics are always very special. I really want to see what Tokyo has in store for us, and I sincerely hope that they will go ahead in 2021. My daughters would have loved to go, actually. They still talk about it, and even one of them wanted to learn Japanese. “
After retiring, His Majesty plans to continue playing: “When I am old, I will surely continue playing tennis, but I will no longer train, I will simply play. The fact of not constantly working on something, just playing with my friends, will be a pretty step interesting”.