Roger Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, is undoubtedly one of the greatest men to have played the game. As a hero who has inspired an entire generation of players.
Roger had undergone two major knee surgeries this year. Therefore, he was forced to withdraw from the 2020 season after his semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
The Australian Open will now start on February 8, 2021, which is a three-week delay from its usual spot in early January. This should give Federer the time he needs to return to the event for his 21st consecutive year. If nothing works out, Federer has revealed that he would like to take up an instrument post-retirement and hone his musical skills.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) December 11, 2020
Roger Federer on his retirement
With Federer turning 40 this year, talks about his retirement have reached their peak. However, Federer himself has been tight-lipped about the same. He has indicated that he could have an abrupt end to his career, with no fairytale ending.
“My biggest wish is to finish my career on my terms. As I’ve said before, it doesn’t have to be a fairy-tale ending, it doesn’t have to be a Wimbledon victory, and then I’ll walk away.”
Federer has some goals that he wants to achieve with his family. He also gave people a glimpse of what his life could be like once he retires from tennis.
“I want to be able to go skiing with the children and with Mirka. Or go hiking, play basketball or start ice hockey–I still have so many dreams. For that, I need a good body and I don’t want to hit it against the wall.”
The 20 time Grand Slam champion is currently waiting to return to tennis action after a long time. Fans will finally witness the Swiss legend doing what he loves to do at the ATP 250 event in Doha that runs in March.