‘Roger Federer doesn’t know when he will retire’ claims Swiss ace’s biographer

Roger Federer does not feel any need for a big finish to his career and doesn’t know when he will retire yet, says his biographer Simon Graf. 

Graf, who released a book on Federer in 2019 after a distinguished career as a reporter for Tagesanzeiger and SonntagsZeitung, appeared on a podcast and was asked about where he believes the 20-time Grand Slam winner will hang up his racket.

There has been much speculation that Federer would choose to make Wimbledon his final tournament, but Graf does not believe that will necessarily be the case.

“I mean, we don’t know,” Graf said. “I don’t think Roger knows himself. I know he’s far from where he would love to be right now.

“I don’t think it’s important where he steps away from the game. I did an interview with him after he won the 2017 Australian Open.

“I met him up in the mountains in Lenzerheide, where he has his second home. And he said: ‘my career has been so corny, like, everything has been so amazing. I don’t need a corny finish or like, it doesn’t matter how it will happen.’

“It will happen sometime. Maybe he will announce he will step away from the game in Basel maybe. I don’t think it’s important for him where he steps away.”

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