Federer has no plans to stop any time soon

Darren Walton
Roger Federer is chasing a record eighth Wimbledon crown when he plays Marin Cilic

As he continues to defy Father Time, Roger Federer is placing no time frame on retirement plans, even hinting that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be on his radar.

Turning 36 next month, Federer will bid to become the oldest men's Wimbledon champion since 1930 when he takes on Croatian Marin Cilic in his 11th final on Sunday night.

But with one grand slam crown already in the bank this year, the rejuvenated Australian Open champion has no immediate plans to pull up stumps any time soon.

"Health has definitely a role to play in my decision-making, no doubt about it," the father of four said.

"As I move forward, I'll be very cautious of how much I will play, how much I think is healthy.

"Then, of course, it's just discussions I always have, continuous discussion, with my wife about the family, about my kids, is everybody happy on tour, are we happy to pack up and go on tour for five, six, seven weeks. Are we willing to do that.

"For the time being, it seems like absolutely no problem, which is wonderful."

Federer's wise decision to take six months off to rehabilitate his surgically repaired knee and mentally freshen up after Wimbledon last year has proven spectacularly successful.

As well as triumphing in Melbourne in his first official tournament back, the former world No.1 has claimed the rare Indian Wells-Miami Masters double.

And now, after skipping the claycourt season to continue managing his body, the superstar veteran has given himself a shot at landing a record eighth men's singles crown at The All England Club.

"Then success to some extent also is key for staying out there really. This tournament, again, helps me to stay hopefully on tour longer, to be honest.

"But I haven't made any decisions moving forward, how far, am I looking at the Tokyo Olympics or anything like that. I haven't.

"Since the injury, honestly everything has been very much reset, that I just go sort of I'm planning till the end of the year, then I know what I'm going to play at the beginning of next year, so forth.

"Maybe I think a year ahead, but it's just important to stay on track with the plan."

Federer has stormed into the title match without dropping a set and his semi-final rival Tomas Berdych believes his Swiss tormentor is playing as well as ever.

"I don't see anything that would indicate really Roger is getting older or anything like that, or slowing down at all. He's just proving his greatness in our sport," the Czech said after falling to Federer for a 19th time.

"He's playing by far the best tennis right now."