After helping put Switzerland back in the World Group for 2013, Roger Federer said he needs a break from tennis, and he needs one badly.
“Absolutely I need a holiday badly,” Federer said Sunday following a straight set win over Robin Haase to give Switzerland a 3-1 win over the homestanding Netherlands.
“I’m wounded. I’m tired. I’m exhausted, so I need some time off right now and then see where I go from here,” he said. “Nothing’s been decided yet for the rest of the year even though there’s a plan in place. That plan might change I just have to now go back to the drawing board and decide what’s important, what’s most important and what’s really important so we’ll see what happens.”
Federer is scheduled to next play at the Shanghai Masters 1000 on October 8, then to Basel on the 22nd followed by Paris on the 29th before the season-ending ATP World Tour finals beginning on November 5.
Federer is currently No. 1 in the ATP Rankings but trails Novak Djokovic by 1,005 points in 2012 ranking points.
The Swiss has had a long, productive summer reaching the French Open semifinals, the Halle finals, winning Wimbledon, winning the silver medal at the Olympics, winning Cincinnati before a quarterfinal effort at the US Open. This past weekend the 31-year-old played in three rubbers for Switzerland winning both singles but losing the doubles.
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