Roger Federer says it’s easy to find the motivation to prolong his tennis career, despite declaring he first thought of…
Federer also narrowly missed out on big titles at Indian Wells and Wimbledon after being in winning positions, especially at The Championships, where he missed out on two match points against Novak Djokovic before succumbing 13-12 in the fifth.
“I think it all depends on my health, my family, on my results also a little bit obviously. I don’t know the answer to be honest,” Federer said.
“I think in 2009 I questioned it for the first time. [It’s been] ten years and here I am. I’m exactly where I wanted to be at this age.
“I see no reason to stop, but of course with age everything gets a bit more difficult, but at the same time with experience also you can savour the moments more.
“I don’t know how it’s going to end. I hope it’s just going to be somewhat emotional I guess and nice. I don’t know. I just hope it’s going to be good the whole process and not too difficult.”
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“When you walk out to a stadium with 15,000 [or] 20,000 people, it’s easy to get motivated,” he said. “It would be much harder for me to play on court 16 and there be like 15 people there after everything that I’ve gone through. That would be hard. I tell you this, I wouldn’t last super long out on court 16.
“But playing in front of a huge crowd you get the adrenaline going, you get excited.
“Playing against future champions [Zverev], number one in the world whenever it may be, playing for another title, it’s a great feeling and I enjoy that a lot.”