Roger Federer confirmed the stats we had on this site earlier this week, declaring that he’s serving as better than he ever has.
“I feel like I’m playing very well,” Federer told the Desert Sun. “I’m serving as good as I ever have, I’m playing very good attacking tennis and I’m playing very committed, which maybe is not what I’ve always done in my career.”
Federer is currently third on the list of players winning first serving points and in percentage of service games won, just behind sluggers Ivo Karlovic and Milos Raonic. His 81% winning pct on first serve is higher than his 77% career average.
However, Federer is struggling more on his second serve this year, winning 54%, two pct points below his 56% career average.
Roger also spoke about the Big 4, but also about what’s to come.
“There are some very good players coming up, but it’s a little bit of a gap to fill because of just how dominant those four have been,” he said.
“The wheel keeps turning. There is always going to be a new Wimbledon champion, a new French Open champion, a new World No. 1. There is always going to be someone else when our generation is gone. Who that’s going to be today, it’s really tough to tell.”
Federer begins his quest for a fifth Indian Wells title Sunday against the Jerzy Janowicz-Diego Schwartzman winner. Last year he lost to Novak Djokovic in a thrilling final set tiebreak. He is ranked No. 2 this week.
“Today, I don’t feel like I have that many bad days anymore,” he said. “Maybe sometimes you come out and it’s not working; that’s something that happened very few times in the years where I was very dominant. Otherwise, I feel like I am playing very well.”
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