But the world No 3 refused to confirm another campaign Down Under.
“No idea. Same as last year,” he said. “You never know what the future holds. But especially my age, you don’t know.
“I’m confident. I’m happy how I’m feeling, to be honest. I got through a good, nice training block. No plans to retire.
“From that standpoint, we’ll see how the year goes, how everything is with the family. We’ll go from there. Of course, I hope to be back.”