Federer: ‘It’s Almost Time To Retire, But Not Yet’

◼️ At 37, Roger Federer still has goals to fulfill, but for the first time in his career he can see the end of the road.

For the first time in his career, Swiss Roger Federer outlined his retirement from professional tennis and did so after defeating Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka in the First Round of the US Open.

The number two in the world and winner of 20 Grand Slams had never given indications about the possible date of his retirement, but apparently at 37, now he sees the end of the road.

“The last two years were difficult, so it’s good to be back and feeling very good, I’m happy because I’ve never lost in the First Round (at the US Open) It’s almost time to retire, but not yet! I’m happy I played well tonight,” said Federer after winning by 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.

In the last two seasons, Federer has managed his calendar to extend his career, which many saw almost finished a couple of years ago, until he returned rejuvenated in 2017 to win the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

This year successfully defended the crown in Melbourne, but in the grass of London fell in Quarterfinals. Now, he seeks to win the US Open, a tournament that he has conquered five times but where he hasn’t been crowned since 2008.

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