Roger Federerhas reiterated that he has no plans to retire from tennis any time quickly, even supposing he first wondered it 10 years previously.
At 38 years old, Federer is doing one thing exceptional on the ATP Tour.
He has continued to defy his age over the previous few years, getting to Gargantuan Slam finals and persevering with to take care of trophies.
Neither Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal had been in a position to flee away from the Swiss tennis indispensable person, despite being six and 5 years Federer’s junior respectively.
Federer has altered his playing time table in most fresh seasons to create obvious he is at his height for the important thing tournaments, and got right here agonisingly shut to winning Gargantuan Slam No 21 at Wimbledon this previous summer.
He enacted revenge on Djokovic from that Wimbledon final closing week on the ATP Finals, with a scintillating performance in front of the group throughout the 02 enviornment, but would possibly well well well now not growth previous the semi-finals.
Still, in a testament to his fitness and reach throughout the enviornment, Federer has jetted off to Argentina to embark on an exhibition tour around North and South America.
He and Alexander Zverev will face off in 5 a lot of countries over seven days in half of the enviornment the build there are few ATP tournaments played.
Roger Federer has no plans to retire anytime quickly(Image: EPA)
But Federer has shut down any suggestion that this exhibition tour is his procedure of starting up to call time on his profession.
“My retirement goes to count on my health,” he acknowledged at a press conference held at a resort in Puerto Madero on Monday.
“At this moment I seek no motive to quit.”
He added: “I private about in 2009 I wondered it for the important thing time.
“[It’s been] ten years and right here I’m. I’m precisely the build I mandatory to be at this age.
“It’s a ways a lot of work take care of. I expected to play unless 35-36 and right here I’m, in a fresh dimension.”
Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev will play in 5 nations this week(Image: TWITTER)
Federer was once overwhelmed in the ATP Finals on Saturday on the semi-final stage in opposition to Stefanos Tsitsipas, who went on to take care of the tournament for the important thing time, and can demolish 2019 as world number three.
He is now now not playing in the fresh structure of the Davis Cup, which started in Madrid yesterday as Switzerland did now not qualify, and is playing exhibition fits in South America as a replacement.
Juan Martin del Potro was once arena to be his opponent for the 2nd match in Argentina, however the 2009 US Originate winner was once forced to withdraw via shatter.
It supposed Zverev, who was once already penciled in to play four of the 5 fits, will step as much as face Federer in every match.
And the pair private already jetted off to Buenos Aires for the click conference at a resort in Puerto Madero taking blueprint on Monday.
Talking in a video before boarding their plane, Zverev and Federer sent a final message to their supporters.
Roger Federer lost in the ATP Finals semi-finals closing week(Image: GETTY)
Zverev acknowledged: “Alright guys, right here we’re. Five cities, seven days. We’re off to Buenos Aires.”
Federer then signed off with a message in a single other language before including: “Watch you later.”
The following day will seek them immediately head assist to Buenos Aires, the build the duo will play on the Parque Roca Stadium.
A day’s spoil on Thursday before they demolish the exhibition off with fits in Colombia, Mexico and Ecuador.
The Swiss tennis indispensable person also has an exhibition match in opposition to Rafael Nadal scheduled for February 2020 in South Africa – Federer’s mother’s home nation.