Federer ended his Wimbledon last year by losing the semi-final to Milos Raonic and took the rest of 2016 off to deal with knee and back injuries.
The 35-year-old returned to win the Australian Open in January before skipping the clay season to focus on his fitness.
And he joked after winning an eighth Wimbledon title that he should spend more time off the court to preserve his career.
"I have got to take more time off!” Federer said.
Roger Federer joked he should take more time off
Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic in straight sets to win his eighth title
I have got to take more time off
"I'm not sure it'll work out this fantastic each time I come back – better than winning the trophy is feeling healthy.
"To be back here feeling great and holding the trophy now, not dropping a set is magical.
“I can't believe it yet.
“It's just too much, really."
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Rumours had circulated before the final that Federer might retire in the wake of overtaking Pete Sampras’ seven titles at Wimbledon.
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However, he was quick to refute the speculation in the wake of his 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory.
“I hope it was not my last match here,” Federer added.
“I hope to come back next year and defend the title.”
Federer will be the new world No3 when the latest rankings update comes out tomorrow with only Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal above him.
And with the Scot facing weeks or even months out of action with a hip injury, it appears the Swiss will soon be renewing his rivalry with Nadal at the top of the rankings.