In an interview to Le Matin, Roger Federer spoke about his withdrawal from Paris Bercy following his eighth title in Basel.
The world no. 2 reflected a lot about it and he thinks this is the right decision. 'I naturally think about rankings,' Federer said. 'But when I decided to withdraw from Bercy, it wasn't taken in consideration.
If I were closer to Rafa, I would have probably played. But at this point, my body only needs rest. I can't take too many risks ahead of the (World Tour) Finals and the next season.' Does he think finishing as the world no.
2 after the year he has had has been disappointing? 'At the beginning I thought that if I had won two Slams, I would have been no.1. But Rafa did better. The gap was too much. And if rankings were really my priority, I would have played Bercy instead of Basel.' He has a regret: 'I am sorry I got injured in Montreal, during the final when I was in a good shape.
Especially because I was forced to withdraw from Cincinnati, where I always did well.' ALSO READ: Guy Forget on Roger Federer's Paris withdrawal: 'I'm frustrated and disappointed' .