World No. 2 and Tennis legend Roger Federer recently hinted about his retirement plans when he talked about his unlikeliness to represent his country at Tokyo Olympics 2020. As Roger Federer moves towards the gloaming phase of his career, he has been through a lot of questions about the pullback from Tennis.
Though with an exceptional year, Federer may have silenced the critics, stating he isn’t willing to think about his retirement anytime soon. Federer’s fitness coach Pierre Paganini stated, “Rog does have the biological age of 36 but for me, he has an athletic age that is younger than that and yet he has the maturity of someone well over 40. So it’s quite a balance”. With the victory of Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, at the age of 36, Federer saliently proved that he his the best of his generation and is pretty fit when mental fitness is concerned.
According to International Tennis Federation (ITF), a player must have made himself or herself available to play Fed Cup or Davis Cup at least four times in an Olympic cycle. Roger Federer has played Davis Cup only once after 2014, but stated that he has not officially retired from Davis Cup. “It’s just unlikely to play it at this stage of my career”, he said.
The 19 time Grand Slam champion’s retirement affair should be altogether a distant matter, if he continues to go with the same strength and intensity he has been going through. Roger Federer has the same plans for 2018 as he had for this year. He will eye his 20th major trophy when he starts his title defense in Melbourne in January. Federer will begin his new campaign at the Hopman Cup that begins on December 30th in Perth.
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