In an interview to Tennis365, the former world No. 2 Tommy Haas praised Roger Federer's longevity. This year the Swiss won his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open and he looks to defend his title next month. Haas will make his first appearance ever at the Royal Albert Hall in London this month and he spoke highly of the Swiss player.
'What can you say about the guy, he is just amazing. You would have thought that maybe he would slow down at this stage of his career, but he is so sensible in the way he organises his schedule and keeping his body in check that you can see him going on for another couple of years', said Haas.
'If he feels strong and if his lower back issue does not give him problems, then he can be a threat at the top of the game for as long as he wants. If his fitness coach and physio can keep him fit, he has more variety than any player in the game and he has proved just last January when he won the Australian Open that he can compete at the top. I can see him playing another two years, taking him through to the next Olympics.
He only plays 14 tournaments a year and that gives him time to get in training blocks, spend time with his family and prepare the best he can for the tournaments that matter. He also loves the travelling and spending time with his family on the Tour, so we hope he can stay in our sport for as long as possible.
When he is at his best, only a couple of guys can stay with him, so he can win more majors for sure.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title