Federer, 38, reiterated Monday that he has no plans to retire. He made the remarks at a press conference prior to an exhibition tour across five countries, according to the Daily Express.
“My retirement is going to depend on my health,” he said in Argentina. “At this moment, I see no reason to stop.”
Roger Federer says he is humbled by the praise he received from people who view him as the greatest of all time.
With 20 Grand Slam titles, 103 career titles and 310 weeks at world No 1, Federer has a strong claim to be called the ‘GOAT’.
But his potential ownership of the tag will be challenged by what Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal achieve.
On his second stop of a five-nation tour of North and South America, Federer was asked how he feels to receive praise from fellow greats like Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and Nadal
“I’m humbled to be considered part of the best ever, that some think I am the best,” he told Argentine sports channel TyC Sports.
“I come from a very normal background in Switzerland, went to school, went to kindergarten, took my bike, became a ball boy.
“Next thing you know I got onto the tour, I was a talented player from my hometown in Basel, to becoming a talented Swiss player, to becoming a talented junior player worldwide, to becoming a top 100 player and one of the more talented guys around.
“People were not really predicting I was going to win 20 Slams, 300 weeks at No 1 so for me it all came as a surprise.