Roger Federer coach (SEVERIN LUTHI) claims Federer is not obsessed with keeping his Grand Slam record above Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s tally.
Federer is the men’s all-time leading Grand Slam winner with 20 titles.
Nadal is three trophies off the Swiss star’s record, with Djokovic a further two behind after winning the Australian Open.
“I do not feel it’s an obsession for him,” Luthi told Le Matin.
“Of course he would like to keep this record, but it does not work that way.
“When he wins a Grand Slam, he does not tell himself that he is getting ahead of Rafa or keeping him at bay.
“And frankly, we don’t talk about it.”
Federer, has been predicted to retire every year for the past half a decade.
But Luthi explained how the rumours do not get to his player’s head.
“There is a lot of speculation around him,” Luthi added. “He has always chosen not to pay attention to it and never answers all these rumours.
“By continuing the random speculation, someone will get it right eventually, but the reality is it’s not on the agenda.
“I don’t think that he himself has decided anything yet.”
Federer will return to play the clay season this year for the first time in three years. And Luthi has explained the reason behind the comeback.
“There are only some truths for now: the desire to play on clay; he didn’t want to take such a long break between the hard and grass-court season; even if everything is different on clay, it can help for the future,” he said.