In an interview over the weekend with the BBC, Roger Federer said that despite his troubles this year, he still feels like when he’s playing well he’s in control of the outcome, the exception being clay which the Swiss admits belongs to rival Rafael Nadal.
“The French Open is always going to be hard as long as Rafa Nadal is around,” Federer told the BBC’s Russell Fuller. “But on the other surfaces, if I am playing well, it’s more in my racquet than in anybody else’s racquet.”
Federer also cited again the back issues which kept him from playing his best from Indian Wells through the US Open, but said he’s now healthy.
He went on to add that the aging process, he’s now 32, hasn’t been a factor in his decline or outlook.
“I disagree with it because last year I was world number one at some point, and I was 31,” he reminded. “So at 32 you can’t play tennis any more? I just don’t believe in that quick a turnaround.”
Federer opens his bid for a 7th ATP World Tour Finals with a Paris rematch against Novak Djokovic.
Here’s an additional video interview with Federer.
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