Miami [US]: Roger Federer will play next in the Miami Open but the tennis legend has said that he does not plan on sticking around to win his title number 200. He added that he is very happy at the moment with his 100 title wins.
“Not another 100, I can tell you that, I hope a few more. I am just very happy to be at 100 already. It is exciting to have won that many and to have gotten another chance in Indian Wells. It was a pity [to lose to Dominic Thiem]… but it’s how it goes, so I just have to keep plugging away and hopefully give myself some opportunities,” Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) quoted Federer as saying.
“The important thing is to be healthy, happy playing and that’s exactly how I feel right now sitting here in Miami,” he added.
Federer has seen a busy few months to start off the year 2019. He suffered a disappointing fourth-round loss in the Australian Open to Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, but the Swiss star got his back, as he defeated him to win the Dubai Tennis Championship. He followed it up by reaching his ninth final in Paribas Open.
The 37-year-old lost in the finals of Paribas open, but the player said that does not have any regrets on losing the finals as Dominic Thiem was better than him in the finals.
“I felt like that one was easier to digest, even though the result was close. I felt like I was still happy with the run I had in Dubai and Indian Wells,” Federer said.
Federer has won three Miami titles, all of which were won at Key Biscayne, where the tournament was played for 32 years.