Roger Federer ‘feels he can play on for a few more years,’ accorinding the Australian legend Rod Laver.
Laver knows Federer well, with the Swiss star naming the Laver Cup in honour of his childhood hero.
The two have developed a close relationship in recent years, and Laver believes Federer is not considering retirment yet, despite the man himself remaining tight-lipped on his plans.
“He feels he can play on for a few years,” Laver told ABC.
“In fact, one time, two or three years ago he said he thought he could play until he’s 40.
“At the moment he’s 38. And playing as well as pretty much – you saw the Wimbledon final, where they played for 4.5 hours against Djokovic, and he had match points.
“I feel like he can make them till he’s 40. He may go beyond that.”
Federer has recently suggested that he has plans to keep playing until Wimbledon next year, but refused to commit any further than that.
“Inside myself I decided that I want to play until Wimbledon,” Federer said.
“Now I am busy about making a choice for Tokyo. I already discussed about it with my team and I asked how they see it.
“I also spoke with Mirka (his wife). I will definitely take a decision over the next weeks.
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