Roger Federer drops retirement hint after Miami Open: ‘I don’t have to announce anything’

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Federer won the 101st ATP title of his career with victory over John Isner in the Miami Open final last night.
The Swiss star needed just over an hour to brush aside the American and close the gap to Jimmy Connors’ all-time trophy record to eight.
At 37 years old, it is unclear how many more years Federer will be challenging for the major honours.
And he was asked if may decide not to go back and defend his Miami title next in 2020.
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“And not come back here next year?” Federer replied.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner was then pressed on if signing off with a tournament win would be the perfect scenario.
“Sure, it would be a perfect scenario,” he added.
“But as I don’t know what the situation is for next year, I can’t say that.
“I hope to be back next year, but if I don’t come back ever again, you know, this is a good end, anyhow.
“I don’t have to announce anything, and of course, when you win a big title you could always think that way.
“But I didn’t have any thoughts about this kind of direction in my mind before the event, and it won’t change now that I’m sitting here with the trophy (smiling).”
Federer will not take a month off before the Madrid Masters gets underway in May.