Day 1 at the Nitto ATP finals – Roger Federer
Federer: ‘I’m Not The Only Guy Who Has That Hope & Dream’
Roger Federer has won more Nitto ATP Finals than anyone in the tournament’s history, with six. And as he gets set to compete in the season finale for the 17th time, the Swiss naturally has high expectations, considering the last and only time he failed to advance through the group stage was in 2008. But the 38-year-old arrives at The O2 understanding that there are seven other elite players in the field who want to lift the trophy at the end of the week just as much as he does. “Of course it would be nice. I’m not the only guy who has that hope and that dream. So we’ll see how it goes,”
Federer said of his hopes of triumphing. “But I think indoors, it’s more of a nostalgic thing for me as well. That’s where I had my first success on the Tour. When I came onto the Tour this is where I made my first points on the satellite-level, challenger-level and tour-level. That’s how I got up the [ATP] Rankings, it was through the indoors. And so I always feel comfortable regardless of what indoor court I go to.”
Federer owns the most wins and the best winning percentage indoors of all the players competing in this year’s Nitto ATP Finals. And his 57-15 record at this tournament speaks for itself. “It feels like I come home in some ways [when I play indoors], so it’s the same thing here,” Federer said. “So far I’ve felt great, the court plays nice and I’m sure we’ll see some great tennis.”
Preview of day 2… two words Nadal and Djokovic battle for no.1 spot!!!!!
Author: Vincent Bons (© ATP website) // Photography: Getty Images Sport
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