Roger Federer insists he has no immediate thoughts of retirement and is already planning for the next two seasons.
The 34-year-old is widely recognised as one of the best players ever to have picked up a racquet and has already secured 17 Grand Slam titles in a illustrious career.
But he has failed to win any of the big-four events since 2012 and is approaching an age when most players are either at home with their feet up or have moved into the commentary box.
However, the Swiss ace has no intention of doing either at present and is already thinking beyond next summer’s Olympics in Brazil.
“I never said I was going to be done at Rio,” he told reporters ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Andreas Seppi in Paris. “I just said that was like my next long-term goal I had.
“It’s not around the corner, but it’s not that far off any more.”
Federer has made no secret of his desire to win one more major while he would love to avenge his London 2012 humbling at the hands of Andy Murray and claim an Olympic gold in South America next year.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion will be nearly 35 by then but has made it clear that age is only a number in his mind.
“As long as I don’t know when the end is, that’s how you plan, into infinity if you like,” he added. “You never know. But, of course, Rio is one of the goals for next year, like so many other tournaments, as well.”