Roger Federer: 'The end is closer than ever'

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Roger Federer: 'The end is closer than ever'

Roger Federer often speaks about his retirement. Once, he said that people have been asking him when he will end his career, since 2009. Nine years later, he is still at the top, and he is aware that his playing days will finish at a certain time.

Federer, who will turn 37 in August, confessed in an interview to Blick some interesting things. 'The end is closer than ever. But when it will be, I don't know. I don't want to have real plans. One thing is sure: my life will still be interesting and funny after, especially with my four children.

But as they get older, things become more serious, for example with school. I am looking forward to it.' Federer also shared his perspective towards the Next Generation players. He and Rafael Nadal are still dominating tennis even after turning 30.

'It's a little bit strange: in the past, you spoke about a young player when one like Borna Coric was beating some important players. Now I feel that if you don't beat Rafa (Nadal), me or (Novak) Djokovic, no one almost cares about it.' Then he made an honest admission: 'I never thought as a kid that I would enter history books.

The goal was to be the best possible: it's not normal, it's not reality.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'My style comes from three players I admire'