Roger Federer is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all-time.  But former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic reckons the end is near for the iconic Swiss superstar  Federer, 37, has repeatedly dismissed retirement talk and remains ranked seventh in the world rankings, winning the Australian Open last year and retaining the Hopman Cup in January  He is still said to be enjoying his tennis – yet Ivanisevic believes Serbian ace Novak Djokovic is set to dominate the tennis world for the foreseeable future  And he’s predicted Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, will call time on his glittering career either this year or next year Goran Ivanisevic reckons the end is near for Roger Federer (Image: Reuters) Read More Dan Evans blows three match points as he misses out on first ATP Tour title   “I do not think anyone can take Djokovic off the throne,” he told Croatian media  “Federer, Djokovic, [Rafael] Nadal still dominates world tennis.  “But I think Federer will retire quickly, if not this year, next year ” Former Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic thinks Novak Djokovic will dominate (Image: Getty Images) Read More Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in straight sets to win Australian Open  Federer announced his intention to play on through the upcoming clay season last month  It sparked speculation of a farewell tour in the run-up to retirement – but he quickly dismissed those rumours as false  “I thought of it, in isolation, do I want to play the clay or not? The answer was yes,” Federer said  “This doesn’t mean this is my last clay-court season, whatever, or I had to play one more time before I retired That was not the thinking. Swiss legend Federer is a 20-time Grand Slam winner (Image: AFP) Read More Wimbledon tennis ticket ballot system set to be changed as chairman drops hint  “All I knew is after missing it for two to three years basically, my body was ready, I was ready, my schedule with the family, my schedule with the team was ready to do it again  “This is when I opted to say, ‘It will be nice’.”  Federer is currently in action in the Dubai Tennis Championships  He beat Philip Kohlschreiber in three sets on Monday and battled past Fernando Verdasco in a tough last-16 clash today to reach the quarter-finals Read More Sport top stories Schumacher Jr makes F1 testing debut WWE respond to epic John Oliver rant When Grand National runners are set Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 on — with a twist

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