Swiss star Roger Federer has revealed he plans on competing in 2020, amid retirement fears, the Daily Express report.
The 37-year-old recently claimed his 100th career title at the Dubai Tennis Championships, defeating Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final.
Federer, who is preparing to compete at the Indian Wells Masters, now sits just nine titles away from Jimmy Connors all-time record.
And talking to the media ahead of the competition, Federer was asked about his future, with the veteran revealing he has mutually agreed to defend his Dubai Tennis Championships next year.
My goal is to keep playing.
Consequently, the plan is ongoing – that I will continue my career.
In Dubai, they asked me on Thursday if I could see a comeback. I spoke about it with my team and we mutually agreed. Everything continues for me.
Federer then admitted how he is not yet targetting Connors’s all-time record of 109 titles.
Jimmy Connors’s 109 titles are not a goal.
My goal is to enjoy the 100 and maybe one day get 101.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will take on Peter Gojowczyk in the second round, with Federer also set to participate in the French Open this year after a two-year absence from Roland Garros.