Roger Federer: ´I will retire when I will not be physically in good form and shape´

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Roger Federer: ´I will retire when I will not be physically in good form and shape´

Roger Federer is already in Dubai, where next week the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will open its doors to 4 top 10 players. "Novak Djokovic will be a very tough opponent to beat, he has always played very well here in Dubai" revealed Roger to the press.

Then he added: "there will also be Juan Martin Del Potro, Tsonga, Berdych...Nole and I played some incredible matches. Somehow he always manages to push me to my limits and to give my best. It will definitively be a great tournament and I really hope that I will win it".

The Swiss is back to playing at a very high level of tennis, managing at the same time to be relaxed on court. "I consider the tournament of Dubai sort of a home tournament, since now I live here when I am not in Switzerland" explained Roger about his ability to perform well in Dubai.

There was also time to speak a bit about his collaboration with Stefan Edberg: "I grew up admiring Becker and Edberg, so to work with Stefan is incredible for me. We have a chance to share our opinions and talk about it together".

Many the titles won by the Swiss, but Federer does not plan to finish his career yet: "I won more than I ever thought I could, but I feel like I am not done, I still have a lot to give before say goodbye to this sport.

I love tennis, I love sport and I will play as long as my body will permit it. As long as I will be in good shape and form I won't stop. I want to play well and win tournaments. I like to improve my game and renew my game, which is a very stimulating challenge for me.

I spend a lot of time on the tour, so I can say that there is a good environment between the players and some of these guys are real friends to me". Follow the author on Twitter @ivpasqua