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Federer clears air on his retirement, signs new 3-yr deal

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Federer clears air on his retirement, signs new 3-yr deal

Amid speculations that Roger Federer will retire after his Australian Open triumph earlier this year, the tennis great has committed himself to the sport for at least three more years, as he signs a new deal with the Swiss Indoors Basel until 2019.

Recall that Federer, while receiving his trophy at Melbourne Park last month, had said, “I hope to see you next year, but if not, then it was a wonderful year here,” – a statement that triggered the speculations of his retirement from the game.

But the world No. 9 has signed a deal with the Switzerland tournament that will see him play at the event, which he has won on seven occasions, for the next three years.

“I cannot wait to go back to my home in the autumn,” Federer said said on the official Swiss Tennis website. “Playing in Basel is always a highlight of the year.”

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The 35-year old who missed the 2016 edition due to a knee injury but returned triumphantly to Tennis this year, and will appear at the ATP World Tour event which is usually held every October.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion completed a remarkable comeback at the start of the season to win the Australian Open and he is set to keep competing at the highest level for some time to come.

Roger Brennwald, president of the tournament, added: “We are in the privileged position to bind Roger Federer to our tournament for three more years.”

Federer will be 38 by the time the deal concludes.

 

 

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