In press conference following his loss to Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals, Roger Federer assessed how his 2018 season went. The Swiss won Australian Open, Rotterdam, Stuttgart and Basel titles. '(Pete) Sampras once upon a time said, If you win a slam, it's a good season.
So started great. I played super well in Australia again. So obviously I can't wait to go back there in a couple of months', Federer said. 'The second half of the season could have been better maybe. I also have high hopes to always do well.
So I'm happy I gave myself opportunities again in that second half of the season. I maybe lost a couple too close matches that could have changed things around for me a little bit. I don't know, Paris or Wimbledon, whatever happened.
I'm here now. So I'm a little bit disappointed there because I believe I was close. Being close makes me believe I can keep going, I can win again. That's uplifting in some ways. But because I know I could have won, I'm also disappointed because I aim high.
From that standpoint, I'm a little bit disappointed now, which is normal. Overall I'm happy how the season went. There's many positives, to be quite honest. So I'm excited for next season, yeah.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title