"If the cogs no longer work, then I stop" - Federer on the timing of his retirement
Roger Federer hasn't played since January but a few days ago he spoke to the Gala magazine about his extended break and his family.
2020 hasn't been what many thought it would be and for Federer, it was no different. He had big plans but injuries and setbacks during the recovery process derailed those plans. Even so, the Swiss superstar isn't thinking about retiring anytime soon. Speaking to the Gala Magazine about the extended break time he said:
"For 20 years I was always on the move, constantly on the move. The longest time at home was a maximum of five to six weeks. A break like that is really good. I can come down and spend a lot of time with my family. When someone is important to you, emotions come into play and the poker face melts like sugar."
The interview was conducted at his home on Lake Zurich. It's no wonder that Federer always spends his off time at home as he has a deep love for his native country. Speaking on that he said:
"Switzerland is my absolute favourite country, and I have always known that one day after I end my tennis career I would live here."
When asked if retirement is near he simply said: "If the cogs no longer work, then I stop,"
It sounds like he knows the end is near but he also sounds like a man who has still something to give to the world of tennis and we will be lucky to have him for some time more.