Roger Federer has suffered the worst stretch of his tennis career in 2016 dropping in the ATP rankings and falling to other elite players like Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. The Swiss Maestro stated in a recent interview that getting back to being the best in the world is his main goal when he resumes play next season.
Federer admitted that winning a tennis Grand Slam title is still a “dream” even though age is catching up with him. Federer holds the record for total majors titles with 17 for his colorful career. The feat has him at the top of tennis and considered the “greatest of all time” in the sport.
Grand Slam dream remains alive for Roger Federer
“My dream is to keep winning Grand Slams and return to the top of the ranking, but when people ask me if I will continue playing in 2018, I tell them I hope so, but I have to first play five tournaments in a row without physical problems,” Federer stated via LaNacion.com.
“We’ll see what state is my body, how it responds. Because the important thing is to be in good shape for more than one tournament.”
Federer was also honest in saying that tennis will continue to be one of the most followed and successful sports even if he retires already. Federer says that tennis “will survive” without him and his other veteran peers like Rafael Nadal.
Roger Federer also admitted in the interview that his recovery process from his knee injury/surgery has its “ups and downs” but that he is not worried about getting back to 100%.
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