For Greg Rusedski, the year-end No. 1 is not the priority for Roger Federer. The former British player, interviewed by Sky Sports Tennis, said the Swiss player is thinking of the bigger picture ahead of the last part of the season.
'If he doesn't play (at Basel and Paris) and get to world no. 1 but he wins more Masters series, they have two Slams apiece and then wins in London he will have actually won more of the bigger titles,' the former world no.
4 said. 'Because that [the World Tour Finals] is probably the fifth major if you are looking outside the majors. Really the only player to threaten him as the greatest player of all time is Rafa. He has equalled Sampras with 16 majors - Roger has 19.' Rusedski is aware Nadal can catch up with Federer if he keeps playing like this, but the Swiss won't give up: 'There is a five-year difference between the pair.
Rafa, apart from the little strapping on his knees in the final, has looked very healthy. He (Federer) is going to try and keep Rafa away from having more majors than him.' Federer will decide about his schedule in the next few days.
A few weeks ago, he said Basel took priority over Paris, and ATP Finals are the main goal. ALSO READ: Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal show you can return to the top' .