Federer hopes to play for two to three more years

Roger Federer may be down, but he is certainly not willing to go out. The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who missed a greater part of 2016 due to injury, says he hopes to play for at least another two or three years and that his “mind-set is for the long-term”. Federer, who has not played since re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee at Wimbledon in July, will make his tournament return in the January 1-7 Hopman Cup team event at Perth, representing Switzerland with Belinda Bencic. The 35-year-old Federer said he’s not sure of the form he’ll produce upon his return, but that retirement isn’t part of his thought process. Federer hasn’t won a Grand Slam singles title since Wimbledon in 2012, and with his injury, has slipped to No. 16 in the world rankings.”Winning titles is a beautiful feeling, rankings at the moments … completely secondary,” Federer said Friday. “As long as I’m healthy and injury free, I think I can really do some damage.”


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