Roger Federer may retire in 2020, says former player


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Roger Federer may retire in 2020, says former player

Speaking on Tennis Channel, former doubles player Mark Knowles commented on how much time Roger Federer is still left with in tennis. "We probably assume next year is his last year," said Knowles after Federer's triumph at the Basel's Swiss Indoors.

“So he gets three or four more titles and gets to 107, it has got to change for the following year right? "If he is able to get one more Grand Slam title that maybe changes the narrative. If he wins a couple more titles early in the season next year, does that change the narrative? Because of the Olympics in Tokyo we think that might be it but it can all change."

Professional player Thiago Tirante spoke about how it felt to hit with Federer at the ATP Finals in London: "I am dreaming with open eyes. It's really crazy. I trained with Roger for two consecutive days and it was something unbelievable.

It made me feel very comfortable. I was very happy because it will be useful looking to the future. He has a crazy ball rhythm. He asked me what tournaments I would play and what was my ranking. You sometimes do not want to speak about the doubts you will feel, but he generates a totally relaxing environment."

Tirante will play an exhibition match in Bogota, Colombia, before Federer and Alexander Zverev face each other: "It must be very nice to play before Roger. I will enjoy it a lot and hopefully, I can deliver good tennis to have a good time."