Federer: 'Me, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are healthier than the past'



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Federer: 'Me, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are healthier than the past'

The younger guys have made a breakthrough this year in the Masters 1000 and ATP Finals in London too as Roger Federer was the only veteran player competing in the semifinals. Could the changing of the guard may come anytime soon? Roger Federer said: "Nothing new there.

It's the same question every year at the end of the year, and I feel like I'm answering it the same way. But does it feel like this year might be the best year yet? Possibly. Then the only issue is that it seems like me, Novak Djokovic, and Rafa Nadal are healthy, healthier than maybe in previous years, as well, because remember when Novak had the elbow, Rafa had knee or whatever it was, and I had knee myself or the back.

And Murray is also not where he used to be. Yeah, like, okay he's not here right now. So from that standpoint, I just think they have proven their point this year by qualifying for the World Tour Finals, and also now at least one of them making it to the finals and maybe also Sascha again repeating what he did last year or Dominic also what he showed again at this World Tour Finals, winning five titles beating all of us top guys.

Definitely it's that next step they need, and seems like Dominic is in his absolute prime right now. Yeah, I would think so. But then I look at the list of who finished World No. 1, who has been World No. 1 all these years, and it's just crazy that it's always one of us.

But we are not getting any younger. So chances increase not because we are getting worse but because they are getting better, I believe."