Roger Federer will hang up his racket for good after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to former professional Tommy Haas.
“What can you say about the guy, he is just amazing,” Haas told Tennis365.
“You would have thought that maybe he would slow down at this stage of his career, but he is so sensible in the way he organises his schedule and keeping his body in check that you can see him going on for another couple of years. If he feels strong and if his lower back issue does not give him problems, then he can be a threat at the top of the game for as long as he wants.
“If his fitness coach and physio can keep him fit, he has more variety that any player in the game and he has proved just last January when he won the Australian Open that he can compete at the top. I can see him playing another two years, taking him through to the next Olympics. He only plays 14 tournaments a year and that gives him time to get in training blocks, spend time with his family and prepare the best he can for the tournaments that matter.”
Haas has also tipped the world No 3 to continue extending his Grand Slam tally in 2019.
“He also loves the travelling and spending time with his family on the Tour, so we hope he can stay in our sport for as long as possible,” Haas added.
“When he is at his best, only a couple of guys can stay with him, so he can win more majors for sure.”