Roger Federer commented on his struggles on ATP finals. The Swiss who returns to Cincinnati as a 5-time tournament champion talked about having lost four of his last five finals.
“I prefer to win finals than lose them,” said Federer. “Especially when I think back and I won 24 in a row at one point (2004-2005), I didn’t know how to lose a final. Now i’m losing them more often than winning them but it’s OK, i’m giving myself opportunities.”
“I’m very pleased how this year’s gone by,” he said. “I still have more goals and more hopes to try to win titles. When I do make my next final I clearly want to win it.”
Federer said seeking Tsonga lose so quickly does “scare” him a little but his had a couple of good practices despite some fatigue and a Cincinnati court that he says is a “bit slower” than Canada.
“I’ve gotten more consistent here over the last few years,” Federer assessed of playing Cincinnati. “The slice stays low for me here, the kick bounces up high. I don’t mind the humidity and the wind.”
Federe plays Canadian star Vasek Pospisil. Federer’s last Masters title came at Cincinnati two years ago.
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