The 35-year-old swiss said he was not thinking about ending his career himself. "I only think about things like this when i’m asked," explained federer in perth.
There he plays for the first time in 15 years at the hopman cup, federer’s partner at the unofficial mixed world championship is belinda bencic. "I don’t see it as this could be my last trip to australia, although of course it could be," federer added. The hopman cup serves as preparation for the australian open, the first grand slam tournament of the season starts on 16. January in melbourne.
Federer had already ended his season this year due to injury after the semi-final defeat in wimbledon in july. In perth, the winner of 17 grand slam tournaments with bencic will first face the british duo dan evans and heather watson in the group stage. The second opponent will be the german team with alexander zverev and andrea petkovic next wednesday. France with richard gasquet and kristina mladenovic also belongs to the group. Two singles and one mixed doubles will be played.