London: Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has said that the current year has been great for him as he won a Grand Slam title, Australian Open, this season.
The 37-year-old, however, added that there is still a lot more to achieve and play for.
“This year, for me again, honestly, it’s been a great season: winning the Australian Open, getting back to World No. 1 in Rotterdam [the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament], playing a good final in Indian Wells [the BNP Paribas Open] and playing a decent grass court season. I didn’t play great in Cincinnati [the Western & Southern Open], but made the final there,” ATP quoted Federer, as saying.
“I’m just really happy. I’m healthy. I have won another [Grand] Slam again this year. I always say when you win a Slam in any season, it’s actually a very good season already. So, I feel like there is still a lot more to play for,” he added.
Reflecting on his return to Shanghai Masters, the Swiss maestro said that he would be looking to repeat his last year’s performance and lift the trophy for the second consecutive time.
“I like this part of the season. It’s always been a good [swing] for me. Maybe [the] conditions get faster, I’m not sure. It’s helpful I have a home tournament [the Swiss Indoors Basel, on the surface] and the [Nitto] ATP Finals. I have been very successful, so clearly I hope for something similar again this year,” he said.
“I have also had some rest after the US Open. I feel like I’m where I want to be. There is still, obviously, some goals left for the season,” he added.
Recently, Federer suffered an early exit from the US Open after going down 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3) against his Australian opponent John Millman.