Roger Federer recalls: ‘The goal is to win as many titles as possible’

Despite turning 38 in August, Roger Federer was still among the world’s best players in 2019, ranked only behind Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Like 12 years ago when they finished in the top-3 for the first time, Nadal, Djokovic and Federer were the players to beat that year, with the Spaniard and the Serb sharing four Major titles and Federer adding four titles to his tally, including the 28th Masters 1000 crown in Miami. Roger lifted three ATP 500 trophies, celebrated the 100th ATP title in Dubai in February and went all the way in Halle and Basel to stand on 103 ATP titles overall, just six behind the Open era leader Jimmy Connors. Roger worked hard ahead of the 2020 season in Dubai, like always in December, working hard on his game ahead of the new season after deciding to skip the ATP Cup and preparing for the Australian Open, where he won titles in two of the last three years.

Roger Federer spoke about his goals ahead of the 2020 season.

The Swiss star wished to win as many titles as possible in 2020, speaking about that great feeling when you hold the trophy in your hands. As always, Roger’s main target was the most notable events, hoping to get the opportunity to fight for some of Majors, the ATP Finals or the Olympic gold in Tokyo. As we all know, Roger experienced a knee injury at the beginning of the 2020 season, reaching the Australian Open semi-final but missing the next 13 months. The Swiss played only 13 matches in 2020 and 2021, reaching the Wimbledon quarter-final this July before undergoing third knee surgery that will keep him away from the court until the next summer.

“I need to train really hard, and that will obviously be a goal of mine, trying to win one of the five big ones, plus the Olympics. I would love to take one of those six chances. I know Roland Garros is always going to be a bit more complicated. And then any title is a great feeling because I know how it feels, even winning the Hopman Cup, Laver Cup, and then, of course, all the other events that I won, like Dubai, Halle, Miami. It’s just lovely to win tennis events and leave them as a winner; the goal is to win as many titles as possible,” Roger Federer said.

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