Severin Luthi: I think even Roger Federer doesn't know for how long he will play


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Severin Luthi: I think even Roger Federer doesn't know for how long he will play

Coach Severin Luthi thinks even Roger Federer doesn't know for how long he will play tennis professionally. Federer, 38, still competes at a high level and he has proven capable of reaching the Grand Slam finals and winning the biggest titles despite being near his forties.

On Monday, the Swiss made a winning start to his Australian Open campaign as he saw off American Steve Johnson 6-3 6-2 6-2. "I don't know for how long Roger will play, I simply don't know, I think he doesn't know either and this is good.

I believe that he is not one of those guys who will announce his retirement much in advance," Luthi told Rene Stauffer of Tages-Anzeiger. Also, coach Luthi spoke about how the members of Team Federer like to joke around so it's not always serious and things tennis-related.

"We like to have fun within the team, I think it is important that one also keeps his childish side, in tennis we travel a lot together, and if the atmosphere is right, everything is easier," Luthi said.