Former world number one Roger Federer has revealed his retirement plans after he was knocked out of the Miami Open. his plans includes taking a road trip through Europe, travelling with the kids around America and some other countries.
EXPRESS (Sports)- ROGER FEDERER is already thinking about how to fill his days when he calls time on his playing career.
Despite winning two tournaments already this year, the 36-year-old is nearing the end of his glittering career.
Federer’s impressive form in 2018 came to an end when he met Juan Martin del Potro in the Indian Wells Masters final.
And the Swiss star is now planning to take an extended break after crashing out of the Miami Open to 175th ranked Thanasi Kokkinakis on Saturday.
But Federer is already thinking about the free time he will have once he retires from the sport.
“I would like to go to certain places in Asia, Australia, South Africa, maybe South America – there are so many travel destinations,” he told Swiss publication NZZ.
“And I would like to take a road trip through Europe – via bus or car.
“Preferably with the kids. But of course they still have to go to school then.
“I‘m not stressed about this though – my dreams have already come true.
“I‘m willing to step aside.
“To be at the same place for six weeks give me the opportunity to let myself go a bit.
“I probably will always be a wayfaring man and want to travel but I‘m really looking forward to the time when I can be in Switzerland for a longer time.”
Federer will return after the clay court season ends.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal, who has overtaken his tennis counterpart in the ATP rankings, is set to return to the court next month.