ROGER FEDERER fired a warning shot to his tennis rivals by declaring: I am positively not retiring.
The Swiss celebrity turned 39 in August and is at the moment recovering from two knee surgical procedures.
Roger Federer is having no ideas of retirement simply but regardless of being out for nearly a yr on account of two knee surgical proceduresCredit score: Reuters
He has been out of action since the Australian Open semi-finals in January the place he misplaced to champion Novak Djokovic.
However he insisted he’s having no ideas about hanging up his racket anytime quickly.
As a substitute Federer is eyeing up a return to the tennis circuit as quickly as doable originally of 2021 – and preparations are already underway.
Federer mentioned: “I’m positively not retiring now. I skilled final week, I needs to be on the court docket originally of January.
“I’m nonetheless combating for my return, I need to be on the court docket, I wish to play with the legends of the sport, with the very best gamers.
“I really feel that there’s little left in me. I’m doing effectively, it’s a lengthy course of – not every day, however weekly.”
Federer is of course desperate to get again competing once more however has been in a position to respect a while away from the court docket to be with household.
The world No4 added: “I take pleasure in Switzerland, the final time I used to be at residence for greater than six weeks was once I was 16.
“It’s extra relaxed, not just for me, but in addition for my youngsters.
“I can typically go to sleep as a result of I’m going to mattress late, [but] there isn’t any stress that matches convey.”
Federer noticed his nice frenemy Rafael Nadal match his record haul of 20 Grand Slam titles on the French Open final time period.
The eight-time Wimbledon champ was among the first to congratulate Nadal on the achievement.
However the Spaniard shall be determined to maneuver outright in entrance subsequent yr, particularly at Roland Garros.
Nevertheless, final time Federer had an prolonged spell out on account of surgical procedure, he got here again firing by profitable the 2017 Australian Open after which Wimbledon and one other title Down Below inside a yr.
The Swiss star has not performed since dropping to Novak Djokovic within the Australian Open semi-final in JanuaryCredit score: Reuters