Richard Krajicek shares his thoughts on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal retirement date

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still have two more years of professional tennis ahead of them, that’s the view of Richard Krajicek.

Both men are meant to be in the twilight of their careers as Federer turned 37 in August while Nadal celebrated his 32nd birthday in May.

However, they continue to astound as they both won a Grand Slam in 2019 with the Swiss claiming his 20th major at the Australian Open and Nadal taking his tally to 17 with victory at Roland Garros while both also spent time at the top of the rankings this year.

The big question on everyone’s lips is: how long do they have left playing at the top?

Former Wimbledon champion Krajicek believes he has the answer.

“I have been saying for more or less a year that their last year is closer,” he told De Telegraaf.

“I think the two still have two years ahead of them. I’m sure they can each win a Grand Slam tournament on their favourite surface. Nadal can still win a Roland Garros, and Federer a Wimbledon.”

He added: “Federer could choose the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to say goodbye to the public. He loves the game so much that he wants to continue.”


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