Roger Federer may be unlikely to stay quiet during retirement after hanging up his racquet in September.

The 41-year-old icon dropped a hint that his future might include a coaching role as he made a major sponsor appearance for Uniqlo on Saturday in Tokyo  

““Never say never,” he said of the possibility. “With my four children going to school and everything going on, I don’t see myself coaching at the moment. 

“But if a Swiss junior comes around and needs support or advice, I’m happy to do that.”

The 20-time Grand Slam champion added: “A (tennis) academy is definitely not something I’m aiming for. 

“I see myself more in supporting academies around the world because they’re doing a great job and they’re very important in the tennis world.”

And television might also be in the works, given the fact that Boris Becker is no longer a Wimbledon BBC commentator: 

“Maybe commentating one day but I haven’t attempted to find out how or where to start so it’s still very early days for me, to be honest.”