Roger Federer will turn 37 next month, but he still has plans to keep competing. The Swiss recently confirmed his appearance at the Hopman Cup that kicks off the 2019 season, and he wants to be at Wimbledon as well next year.
Speaking after his loss to Kevin Anderson, the world no. 2 commented on how much time he will need to accept the loss and his future as well. 'I don't know how long it's going to take me. Might take me a while. Might take me half an hour.
I have no idea what it's going to be. Yeah, of course, the goal is to come back here next year. I wouldn't call it 'unfinished business.' I felt like I did some good business here in the past already.
So I'm all right. Just disappointed now,' said Federer. When asked about what significance the tournament held in his career, Federer replied, 'That may be the losses hurt more, that you don't want to be on the loser's side. It motivates me to do extremely well here because I don't want to sit here and explain my loss.
That's the worst feeling you can have as a tennis player. But, no, honestly I think I just love being around here. It's a good vibe. We have a good time as a family. I have great memories from here. My heroes all won here. Every time I come back here, I try to be like them, so it's nice to be here.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'I get just 15 Uniqlo shirts' .