How far can the world’s greatest ever tennis player go in his career? He had an injury timeout a few years ago and many thought that, sad as it was to think about it, that was the last time that he would be at the top of his game. However, he returned and is now arguably better than ever in the last few years. At the age of 36, he is still winning Grand Slams, and is currently at time of writing no. 2 in the world.
Federer is simply unbeatable at the moment, and is on a run of around 24 consecutive sets which is just two short of his record from 2004-2005. He has won the Australian Open two years running, and at the moment is looking like he will do the same at Wimbledon. He is now picking which tournaments and which parts of the year he competes in, which is important as he manages his body to keep going as long as it can on court. The signs are that he will continue to be around in the parts of the year that he competes for another few years. Radek Stepanek played until he was in his late 30’s, so it can be done.
Realistically, there will be a time when the 36-year-old’s body decides that enough is enough, but for the moment we are enjoying watching him play, and as long as that goes on, the tennis world will continue to have a smile on its face.