Once again a very good performance for Roger Federer this week. On Friday morning the Swiss player beat Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-4 and at the end of the match he was very satisfied with how he played.
'It’s the third match into the year so I am starting to feel the ball better and better and I am just moving around the court better, so I am really pleased', Federer said. 'I am full of joy, mentally strong because I am not afraid of re-occuring injuries. I don’t know if today was my best match, or yesterday, but you have to be able to handle different opponents and I am happy with where my level is at. I was uncertain (coming into the week); I didn’t know how it was going to go. Jet lag is always a challenge and it takes time so that body gets used to, but everything went well.'
Federer also said he hopes to have a good 2017 season: 'We will see how long it will gonna last, it's only the beginning to many more matches. I enjoyed the last 18 years on Tour, also the last six relaxing months. I will be on the Tour for a while, if I manage to do it. There isn't much more tennis to me left but at the same time I feel there is much more to come'. And then reassures the fans: 'It won't be my last time in Perth, I can promise that.'
Despite Roger won the singles match, Switzerland didn't qualify for the final. 'It was a wonderful week, it would have been beautiful to play the final but it wasn't to be. Thanks to all.'