Speaking late last night after a comprehensive 61, 62, 60 win over Juan Monaco, Roger Federer said he thinks he can win the US Open.
“I think so,” Federer responded when asked if he was playing well enough to win the US Open. “Actually in all the Grand Slams this year I’ve played really well. Australian Open I played great. I think the match with Djokovic was extremely close. The French, clearly I was right there. Wimbledon I thought I was really close as well. Here again, I’m showing good form. So it’s up to me now to get on a good run for the end of the tournament.”
If Federer is to win his sixth US Open he will have to go through Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and then possibly Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. All three players have beaten Federer in Grand Slam play.
Federer did play extremely well last night against the Argentine.
“You always play as well as your opponent allows you to play,” Federer said. “Sometimes they play differently, so it doesn’t suit you. I can see he’s a player that can give me a lot of difficulty. But today I just think I returned too well. Then on the serve I was too confident. From the baseline I had the upper hand the whole time. All in the three main areas of the game I was superior, and that made the match outcome pretty straightforward, which is nice.”
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