Roger Federer: ‘My philosophy is I play when I’m ready'

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In Rotterdam this week the Swiss can top the rankings again aged 36 and he is not ruling out an Olympic swansong in 2020

Roger Federer seems on a permanent swoop through the tennis firmament, dipping and soaring like an ageless Alpine swift, held aloft on the breeze forever. He says his journey might yet end in Tokyo, at the 2020 Olympics, although he is promising nothing.

This week the 36-year-old Swiss descends on Rotterdam and, if he wins three matches (he has lost only six in 29 here) he will return to No 1 in the world, taking the crown from Rafael Nadal, at least for a while.

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