Roger Federer Quashes Retirement Talks, Targets Glory at Rio Olympics

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | 0


At 34, Swiss ace Roger Federer has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s encountered numerous questions on his retirement plans, but he’s not only dodged them in the press room but also backed it up with his on-court endurance. And this time seems to be no different!

Commenting on his longevity, Federer believes that he still has the fire left in him that douses the retirement talks. “I still care very dearly and I still have the fire, so I think that will never go away until the day really is there where I retire when then everything just drops away,” he told IB Times.

“No (retirement plans). I’ve planned all of 2016, all the way through the Rio Olympics and beyond,” added the Swiss maestro, who is currently representing the UAE Royals at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

Besides, Federer also divulged his craving to notch up a medal for his country at the next year’s Rio Olympics. He’s expected to compete in three events: men’s singles, men’s doubles with Stanislas Wawrinka, and the mixed doubles with Martina Hingis.

“The Olympics for me is very unique. It’s about representing Switzerland, making Switzerland proud,” he said. “I might enter myself in all three competitions to have the most possible chances to win medals for Switzerland.”

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