Roger Federer has stated he’s “undoubtedly executed” taking part in skilled tennis and has no plans to come back out of retirement after saying final week that he was quitting the game.
Talking on NBC’s “TODAY” present in an interview set to air Wednesday, Federer, 41, expressed certainty over his determination to retire from the game after being a face of males’s tennis for 20 years.
In a clip from the interview with host Savannah Guthrie, Federer stated he had no plans of following within the steps of different athletes, together with NFL star Tom Brady, who returned to soccer after a really temporary stint in retirement this summer time.
“, unretiring is a factor now,” Guthrie says within the clip, pointing to Brady’s determination. “Serena additionally appears to be wavering a little bit,” she stated, referencing tennis star Serena Williams.
“No, no. I’m undoubtedly executed,” Federer, the winner of 20 main singles titles, responded. “I do know that.”
Federer introduced his retirement from tennis final Thursday.
“Tennis has handled me extra generously than I ever would have dreamt, and now I need to acknowledge when it’s time to finish my aggressive profession,” he stated in an audio message on social media.
Since he received his first main at Wimbledon in 2003, Federer has been one in all three main gamers to often high the rankings for a lot of this century, alongside Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Nadal has received 22 Grand Slam singles titles, whereas Djokovic has claimed 21 main trophies.
Federer stated his last aggressive matches can be on the Laver Cup in London beginning Friday.