Roger Federer has put an end to speculation this will be his final year on tour by announcing he’ll be returning to the Dubai Tennis Championships in 2020.
Federer conceded he was unsure how much petrol he had left in the tank after becoming only the second man in the open era to claim 100 ATP titles.
However he did confirm that he doesn’t plan on retiring this year, reportedly telling the Dubai tournament director that he’ll be back in 2020.
The tournament’s major sponsor also appeared to confirm that news during the official presentation.
“We congratulate Roger Federer on his fantastic achievement in winning 100 titles, and winning here in Dubai for the eighth time, more than any other player,” said Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free.
“It is remarkable that his first title here came as long ago as 2003, and we look forward to welcoming both Federer and our ladies champion Belinda Bencic again in 2020.”