Roger Federer spoke about his Spanish rival Rafael Nadal being just one Grand Slam title away from the Swiss. The Basel native said: "I may see it in a more relaxed way. I know, I had my moments. The moments, where I broke the records.
Nobody can take those moments away from me, like when I broke Pete Sampras's record in 2009. Everything happening after that, comes as a bonus. If others experience the same moments, I‘m happy for them." On his physical shape, the 38-year-old said: "Preparations are already under way, we are looking who is going to practice together, where are we going to have dinner etc.
We have a good team spirit, although maybe not as loud and crazy like Team World, sometimes I just have to look over and smile. We once have a great team with Rafa, Thiem, Zverev, Fognini, Tsitsipas, Bautista Agut and Borg as a captain.
I‘m fit and ready, bit surprised I felt the back for roughly ten days after US Open, now I have only very small leftovers, mostly in my every day life, but that maybe comes with age. I can play any match this week."
Federer also invited more fans to come to the Palexpo despite all the tickets have been sold for a long time. "You can follow the training sessions on Thursday and experience the Fan Zone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday", he concluded.