Roger Federer [VIDEO] has been playing Tennis on a professional level for about two decades now and to think about his retirement from sports should come as a natural follow-up. His story is beyond any regular human's grasp as he will most definitely go down as the greatest tennis player in history. It's a surreal story and we've got the privilege to be witnessing it.

Unable to defend those back-to-back titles he had won at Indian Wells and Miami back in 2017 eventually stripped Federer of his invincibility aura that had been floating around him lately. The upcoming clay season won't tempt Federer to step in, thus he will return once this segment reaches its conclusion.

Wimbledon could indicate where Federer stands

The grass season will provide us a great deal of information regarding Roger Federer [VIDEO]'s commitment. Last year, he chose the same and skipping the entire clay court season didn't come without a cost. He lost his first match on grass in Stuttgart to Tommy Haas. But, that cold shower was the wake-up call he needed as he then went on to win back-to-back titles in Halle and Wimbledon. Moreover, he did that without dropping a single set throughout the whole process.

It's fair to assume that Federer will put all of his resources in what may be another stunning run and maybe another Wimbledon title. The third Grand Slam of the season would have him as the top favorite.

Roger Federer will turn 37 in August, but age seems to no longer be a valid indicator, although it should.

The Swiss star had his own dark days and not only due to that knee surgery back in 2016. Basically, that unfortunate injury was the drop that filled up the glass.

The comeback story and the outstanding season of 2017 are parts of an edge Roger Federer was able to dig out and exploit.

Roger Federer's retirement looms ahead

At almost 37-years-old, Roger Federer is still relevant within the men's tennis circuit. Winning three out of the last five Grand Slams is the best proof of this argument.

Having this late surge when no one thought it may still be possible raises another debate revolving around Roger Federer's retirement from sports. Why not choose to do it while still riding the wave?

Yes, it would be a huge loss for the ATP professional circuit, and it would also mark the end of an era. But Federer is not the only one standing on the edge of the cliff as his rivals Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray are all past their peak. Just imagine the void all these four men would leave behind with their retirements.