The Swiss No.1, who always knows how to act his best with the media, was in the pressroom yesterday and spoke of his goals, which are the ones closest to him at the moment, and he shared his thoughts about the Tour being so open:
"I myself, this summer was surprised to be back at the top, although I think I deserved it for the type of tournament that I had played, I had defeated tough opponents. Today, however, I am not looking into the longer term, I'm here to do the best I can, and that's enough, perhaps in 2008 or 2009 I would have said that I was here to win. Since then, however, several things have changed: I feel great harmony with my family, I have achieved results that make me happy as an athlete, and I do not think about Pete’s record, who I will admire forever. "
However, he always has maximal concentration and attention when it comes to his main rivals:
"In any case there are many great players and I will try to stay close to my sixth season as No. 1. However this is not the goal at all, I do not think about it too much, otherwise I would have played in Tokyo or Beijing.”