Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during their Davis Cup final singles tennis match against France's Richard Gasquet at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq, near Lille, November 23, 2014. Reuters

Roger Federer has been hammered by the media about his retirement from tennis, especially when he had a poor 2013 season. Some say that his glorious tennis career is frittering away bit by bit. Despite not being able to bag a Grand Slam trophy in 2014, Federer has proven that he can bounce back from a substandard season and climb up to the world rankings in men's tennis. For the Swiss great, he will keep on hitting tennis balls as long as he can.

Speaking during his appearance India last week for the International Premier Tennis League, as reported by Perth Now, Federer said that he has every intention to play in as many tournaments as he could in 2015. He said he will go over his 2015 tournament schedule after the Australian Open.

Skills would not empower a tennis player to get to the top of tennis. Lately, players with incredible fitness levels have ruled the game. Federer may be 33, but he claims that he is still one of the athletes who can still play competitive tennis. Men's tennis, in which a Grand Slam event could run as long as six hours, has certainly become one of the sports that require tremendous energy.

"People are always going to tackle me down, 'He is old and not so fit anymore,' but I feel I have never cramped on court," Federer said. "I am one of the fittest guys on tour, I back myself (to win)."

Federer had an amazing 2014 season. He won a total of five titles in Dubai, Halle, Cincinnati, Shanghai and Basel. He reached the semifinals of the Australian Open and U.S. Open. Federer also made it to the finals of the Wimbledon before losing to Novak Djokovic. The Swiss also let Switzerland to its first Davis Cup win.

In other news, Federer has recently received two awards, including Athlete of the Year and Team of the Year, at the 2015 Credit Suisse Awards. It is the sixth time that Federer had won the Athlete of the Year award. He defeated compatriot and fellow tennis player Stan Wawrinka in the said category.

Federer's Davis Cup team also received the Team of the Year award because of their outstanding performance in the 2014 Davis Cup. He had previously won the award in 2008 with Wawrinka when they triumphed in the Olympic doubles event.