Roger Federer has no idea how his superhuman tennis career will finally end – and the Swiss is not ready to start mapping out possible scenarios either.
“My biggest wish is to finish my career on my terms,” the 20-time grand Slam champion told Swiss media as he misses the Australian Open through knee injury recovery.
“It doesn’t have to be a fairytale ending, it doesn’t have to be a Wimbledon victory, and then I’ll walk away… (but) sure, that would be amazing.”
Federer is due to return to tennis in early March at Doha, not so far from his Dubai training base.
The 39-year-old underwent two knee procedures last season and has not played a match since Melbourne a year ago.
“I haven’t set a specific date for the end of my career. We will now give it a go,” he said. .
“For now, the goal is to play for the whole season. Then we’ll see how my body has reacted.
“And how the results were. But I haven’t set a day X when it will be over. I just hope that everything will go well with the knee. I still have many dreams.
“I will just give it my all. I hope I can give the fans beautiful victories again and some beautiful emotions.”