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‘I don’t think Roger Federer knows when he will retire,’ says Swiss star’s biographer

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Roger Federer is unlikely to have made specific plans for when and were he will retire, says he biographer Simon Graf.

Graf, a veteran Swiss journalist for Tagesanzeiger and SonntagsZeitung, has followed Federer as closely as anyone during his career, and wrote a book about him in 2019.

Federer is still working his way back from the knee injury that has kept him out of tennis for over a year.

That has heightened the speculation about just how much tennis the 39-year-old has left in him, but Graf believes there is no particular plan in place.

“I mean, we don’t know [when Roger Federer will retire],” Graf said. “I don’t think Roger knows himself.

“I mean, I know he’s far from where he would love to be right now.

“In terms of form, tennis-wise, he alone (knows), the grip, go-back, get-back to the court, when he really feels he can play at a certain level.

“I don’t think it’s important where he steps away from the game. I did an interview with him after he won the 2017 Australian Open.

“I met him up in the mountains in Lenzerheide, where he has his second home. And he said: ‘my career has been so corny, like, everything has been so amazing. I don’t need a corny finish or like, it doesn’t matter how it will happen.’

“I don’t think it’s important for him where he steps away.”


Roger Federer punches the air at Wimbledon
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