Roger Federer: “Regardless Now What Happens In London It’s Been A Good Season” [Video]
by Tom Gainey | November 14th, 2011
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Congrats again to Roger Federer for finishing up the ATP season with consecutive titles at Basel and then yesterday Paris where he beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 61, 7-6(3). His BNP Paribas title was his first in Paris and overall his 69th career ATP win.

Naturally, Federer was all joy and smiles following the win.

“It’s been a wonderful tournament for me from start to finish,” Federer said. “I didn’t drop a set I think as far as I can remember but I played a great final. I started great and finished great in the breaker. So I couldn’t be more happy and what a great end to the season actually.”

After the match, Federer quickly flew back to Switzerland where he met up with good friend Gavin Rossdale who was in concert with his band, Bush, and earlier was in Roger’s box during the final.

“I am back in Zurich and I am going to go check out the last part of Gavin Rossdale’s concert with my family and friends…I had a great week in Paris…thanks to all the fans for the support,” Federer posted on Facebook.

Federer has three titles on the season now and he’ll go into next week’s London finals on a 12-match winning streak.

“I couldn’t be more confident,” Federer said. “Right now I feel very tired, I’m not feeling great actually the load is off my shoulder now so i’ll proably be more even tired tomorrow. That how it goes, I’ll take this over any other feeling i have.

Federer is still ranked No. 4 but 710 points behind No. 3 Andy Murray, a figure he can make up at the Finals which awards 1,500 to the winner. But the Swiss is hopeful that his Basel-Paris double will provide a spark for 2012.

“Regardless now what happens in London it’s been a good season anyway, it’s been a good end to the season. I’ve won two very important tournaments to me,” Federer added. “To come through at the end has been great. I hope it’s going to give me a great boost for next year.”


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9 Comments for Roger Federer: “Regardless Now What Happens In London It’s Been A Good Season” [Video]

madmax Says:

This is wonderful news for any federer fan right now and Sean… a great write up here about Fed’s whereabouts. Now keep the SAME photo this time! I love that one with the Paris T-shirt!

I saw Gavin Rossdale’s face in the box, but no Gwen.

I wonder if Federer is really bothered by the points difference right now. Maybe not today, give it a few days rest and by the weekend, he’ll be feeling on top of the world again.

I’m lucky enough to get tickets to the 02, so Skeeze, if you need any memorabilia, just let me know. It’ll find it’s way to you in a heartbeat.


Twocents Says:

Before 2009 (?), Paris Indoor remained the last of three tournaments before YEC: Madrid Masters, Basel Indoor, Paris. Fed did pretty well at Madrid and Basel, fatigue and reservation for YEC, imho, did play some parts in his poor results in Bercy, giving the fact that indoor is his best surface.

It’s about given and take: Fed had collected 5 Basel (his hometown title) and 5 YEC’s, in exchange of Bercy title.

Now that he bagged Bercy. I’d be very very surprised (and pleased) if he baggs YEC.


mmm Says:

Novak and Rafa both seem to be battling injuries. I think Novak hurt his chances in London by playing in Bercy. Roger always seems to excel indoors, and hopefully this year is no different. I’d love for him to collect another slam next year. But I’ll settle for watching him play flawless tennis in other tournaments.


bstevens Says:

I think it would be interesting to see Federer and Nadal in the same round robin group at London. We would get a different dynamic between the two because the loser of the match will not be directly eliminated. Also, they would still be able meet in the final. Also, the Murray-Djokovic rivalry has yet to produce any memorable matches (except for Rome this year). So, maybe the Murray-Djokovic rivalry could benefit from an entertaining round robin match.


babji Says:

i expect federer in nole group playing with ferrer and fish.. It is must for federer to win the trophy to regain the no.3 spot. But moreover if murray reaches final, murray will be no.3… Come on federer. You can win undefeated…!


Brando Says:

@bstevens:

that would be exciting. the murray-djokovic rivalry for me has not YET completely fired off i feel. I agree with you that the only memorable match between them was at rome this year. What was interesting there was that it was andy’s weakest surface, nole was unbeaten and yet andy really should have won that match. Bode’s well for andy in the future.

the rafa- fed in a RR would also be interesting to see. Federer has never played nadal under such circumstances, and rafa has never beaten fed indoors.


Daniel Says:

I wonder if Gavin sings in Roger’s entourage soirĂ©e?!
Because if I had a friend that has “Mouth” in his repertory I would want to hear it every day, God I love this song! Same with Gwen. Actually they both must be the couple with the combined sexiest voices alive.

Back to tennis, Roger and Murrya seems to be the ones with the trophy in 10 days. But if Djoko survives the first 3 matches with no aching shoulder, he will be ready to win semis and finals. One thing he deliver this season was when the matches went tufter and tufter he prevailed. Every time he had 1 or 2 tuff matches he came even stronger in the finals. That was the most astonishing feet of his year.

But off course we still have to see if Fed and Nadal will be landed in the same group, I doubt it. Fed always manage a win against Nadal in YEC, that would at least be good for him to not finish the year Nadalwinless as 2008.


Dory Says:

Btw isn’t Roger the defending champion then I don’t understand how will be GAIN points to go back to No.3. Murray will have to lose early to lose points, only then No.3 will be Roger’s.

Anyways, GO FED!! Hope you win WTF again. It’s like the fifth Grand Slam and a really special tournament.


bstevens Says:

Dory, last year’s points are dropped before the tournament begins. I think the ATP does this to ensure that players only qualify for the tourney with 2011 points alone, and not some residual 2010 success.

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