Roger Federer Retirement News: Not in a Rush as his Wife Likes to Travel with Him

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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the fourth set against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles finals tennis match on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 6, 2014. REUTERS

After a family vacation at the Swiss Alps, Roger Federer, the world no. 3 cleared rumours about this retirement in an interview with Swiss sports Web site.

The tennis superstar hinted the perfect time for his retirement and talked about his image as a role model.

Roger Federer claimed that retirement is off his radar if the main reason is his game slowing down. His family life does not hinder his legendary tennis career as well because his wife loves to travel with him and their children do not mind going on the ATP tour also.

"If I slow down would be the end of my career? The answer is no. For me, everything goes on. Clear the priorities with the four children have moved. But my wife likes traveling and the kids do not mind," Federer claimed.

Roger Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam champion revealed that retirement is still far from his mind and it might come in three to five years' time depending on his ability to sustain his play at the optimum level.

Every time Roger Federer goes through a lean patch in his game, critics start saying that he is close to retiring. As such, not winning a Grand Slam for the past two and a half years started the rumour mill of his retirement churning.

Last year was the Swiss Master's worst season since 2002 because his ranking dropped from top five for the first time in 10 years. He lost in the second round of Wimbledon and he won just one ATP event.

His relatively poor performance was attributed to back problems and inability to adjust to a new racket, which fuelled the retirement rumours once again.

For the record, Roger Federer previously claimed that he has every intention to compete in the 2016 Olympics despite playing a limited schedule.

Meanwhile, the tennis superstar is set to be among the favourites in the upcoming North American hard-court season. Rivals such as Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are expected to spice up tournaments in Cincinnati and Toronto.

In late August, the Swiss Master will begin his quest for his sixth U.S. Open crown and his 18th Grand Slam title.

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