Roger Federer: 'I always think I may play ATP Finals for the last time'


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Roger Federer: 'I always think I may play ATP Finals for the last time'

Roger Federer only thinks year at time. Last year in December before the Hopman Cup the Swiss had said he did not know if he would play after 2019, but we now have the certainty as he has more or less decided his plans for 2020.

The Basel native shared what his thoughts are heading into the ATP Finals in London. "I thought this may be my last qualification, every year for the past three or four," said Federer. "Next thing you know is that you have another season and you qualify again.

But I am very happy because it was also a team goal for us to qualify and we did it as a team. I had a good season. I am very happy with the way I have been playing and feeling on the court as well. The season is not over yet, we still have the World Tour Finals remaining and I really want to finish strong this season, play great here."

Novak Djokovic, who was drawn in the same group as Federer, spoke about how it would feel like to equal the Swiss with six ATP Finals titles: "It is a great motivation, of course, I love this sport. I care about doing the best I can like anybody else and trying to make history with tennis.

It's a huge honour and privilege. I find myself in a very privileged position, this year to fight for a sixth title in World Tour Finals which would equal Roger (Federer). But we all have different paths and journeys and I am trying to embrace my journey."