In 2016, the Swiss Maestro's career looked to be coming to a
premature end when knee surgery forced him off the court for several
But Federer returned to stun the world, claiming two more grand
slams and reaching the ATP world No 1 ranking for the first time
But when CNN Sport's Dan Riddell asked the 36-year-old about hanging up his racket, he gave an unexpected answer.
"I got a little glimpse into it when I was out for six to eight
months in 2016 and I actually enjoyed it a lot!" quipped the 20-time
grand slam winner.
"I'll never get bored, so I'm looking forward to it actually. I have a
great group of friends around me, in particularly my wife and parents
are amazing so I always know I'll be fine once I retire and when I'm
"In a way I can't wait for it, but it should wait for the moment.
Times are great at the moment as a tennis player. These are great
After winning the Australian Open in January, Federer continued his
hard court season in fine form in Rotterdam, winning his 97th career
title last week.
Now, he looks to defend his titles in Indian Wells and
Miami in the coming weeks.