Federer says some time before retirement: Report

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2011, 00:03 AM IST

Zurich: Tennis ace Roger Federer has said retirement is not imminent and that he will continue playing as long he has fans` support.

In an interview with his home town newspaper the Basler Zeitung, the 30-year-old responded to a question about when he might stop playing.

"It will be a while before it`s time. So long as I`m well supported, I`ll participate." he said.

"It will likely be my body that decides when it`s time."

The Swiss has won a men`s record 16 grand slam singles titles but has dropped to fourth in the world rankings after a disappointing season where he failed to win a major.

Bureau Report