Roger Federer's future after tennis 'unsure'
Roger Federer – a man who has won more Grand Slam singles titles in history (20) – is aiming for a ninth Wimbledon trophy next month, but has said that it soon might be time to retire.
The 37-year-old tennis player admitted that he’s in the endgame of his career recently after reaching the final of the ATP event in Halle for the 13th time.
"It's a shame, because I am at the end of my career now, and it has gone by so quickly, that is good sign, though, because it shows that it has been enormous fun."
"My career has been a blessing. I wouldn't have done anything differently, apart from the mistakes I made when I was younger which we all make."
However, Federer admitted that he was still unsure as to what he would do when he finally hung up his racket.
"My future is open. Some players need a very clear plan of what they will do after tennis, but I don't," he said.
"I want to have flexibility, for my family. There will be plenty of opportunities. I have my foundation, and I have various sponsors who I have been with a long time who will stay with me after my career."
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According to Federer, he is planning “six months to a year” ahead as time spent for winning tournaments. After that, it’s a life of luxury (and a few charity tournaments) for him.
"Of course I want to keep doing things in tennis, and maybe play some exhibition matches or charity matches," he said. “On the other hand, I will have to see how fit I can stay and how fit I want to stay."
The world’s most successful tennis player is not without competition, however. Rafael Nadal is within two titles of Federer’s mark, with 18 Grand Slam titles. While Novak Djokovic has 15 to his name.