Roger Federer: 'If I would've made the tour top 100...'



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Roger Federer: 'If I would've made the tour top 100...'

This week activity resumes on the men's circuit with three events, including one in the 500 category. The Rotterdam Tournament looks set to have great emotions, led by the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The current number three in the world leads the chart of several interesting tennis players, and for now he had a difficult debut against the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Tsitsipas has already faced each other once with Davidovich and emerged victorious. In the second instance, the Greek would hypothetically face the winner of the duel between the South African Lloyd Harris and the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka.

In that same upper part of the draw are dangerous players like the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (8), the Pole Hubert Hurkacz (4) and the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (5), as the other seeds. In turn, the lower part is commanded by the Russian army, with the exception of Daniil Medvedev.

Second-seeded Andrey Rublev would have an accessible debut against a player from the qualifying phase. While later he would meet the winner of the clash between the Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech and the South Korean Soonwoo Kwon, in another duel that should not cause him too many problems.

Also in this sector appear Aslán Karatsev as seventh seed and Karen Khachanov. Other outstanding players who are on the bottom are the Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime (3) and the British Cameron Norrie (6) and Andy Murray, who received a wild card from the organization.

Roger Federer recently opened up on how he has dealt with staying home for the last two years while recovering from a serious knee injury.

Federer would want to make a comeback at Wimbledon

Speaking with Credit Suisse, Roger Federer expressed his thoughts on a myriad of topics, which included him transitioning from being on the road all the time to taking up a more active role as a stay-at-home dad.

"The transition will be an interesting one, my life will be different, the carpet will be pulled from under my legs sometimes, you know?" he added. "Maybe I see it easier than it will be, but I'm very confident about it and that's not because I don't want to come back.

We'll see how it will be." During the interview, Roger Federer was also asked whether he ever felt he was destined for greater things in his early years. In response, the Swiss disclosed that he had a very normal upbringing as a child and that his goals and aspirations only developed with time.

"I come from a really normal background here, sports was always one of my favorite things to do besides going to school," Federer said. "I was gonna be happy if I won one tournament... and if I would've made the tour top 100 and had the chance to play at Wimbledon - that would've been enough for me."