Second seeded Swiss tennis player Roger Federer today said in an interview that he prefers his family over everything else so he is opting to balance things presently.
He made his comeback to the Shanghai Rolex Masters after two years and concluded the season’s penultimate ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament with his 94th career crown after a fifth consecutive victory over old foe Rafael Nadal in the final on Sunday.
The 19-time Grand Slam champion chatted in an exclusive interview with Xinhua after the match, saying he has no plans to retire in the near future, but for him family is the first at the moment.
“I know it (retirement) is sooner or later. I know I’m not 22 anymore, but I don’t have a date,” Federer said, “If the body allows me to play, my family allows me to play, if the success is still there, if I’m happy to travel, I will continue. But the four things have to work, if one of the four doesn’t work, it maybe the time to stop. But for now, it’s ok.”