Roger Federer said he has considered retiring from the game after knee surgery, but wants to keep playing at the moment.

Federer, 39 next month, has undergone two knee operations since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and told GQ magazine he had contemplated calling it a day.

“It has definitely been a big moment for me, with the coronavirus and the two operations I have had on my knee and I have had to consider if I really want to keep going [with my career],” Federer said.

“It is easy for me to say that I do right now, but it is a long road back and I have to be patient with my recovery.

“But speaking more generally about the coronavirus, I think it is a time for reflection and for us all to remember what is really important in life – family, friends, health. And you go back to basics really.

“I know some people have found it difficult being at home, some people have been scared, and I think now is the time for us all to care and look out for each other.
“Personally, I think a lot of people are going to come out of lockdown scarred mentally, so I think we can all help each other get over that.

“For me, I have been busy looking after my kids, so I can’t complain, but I know it has been hard for other people.”

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