After a tough 63, 64 loss to Novak Djokovic yesterday at the ATP Finals, Roger Federer looked ahead to 2016, revealing he doesn’t really have any concrete goals at the moment other than focusing first on the Australian Open in two months.
“It’s not my number one priority,” Federer said of the Rio Olympics. “It starts with the Australian Open, which is just around the corner. That’s what I see next. Then once Australia’s over, that’s when I look more towards the future.
“Clearly I haven’t thought about it too much in terms of what is my number one, number two, number three goals. Usually I you go into a season with, I don’t know, two or three really big goals, then maybe four or five other ones that are really important to you.
“The rest of the tournaments I just really enjoy playing, I’d like to defend my titles, really love going back there, that have great meaning to me.”
In Federer’s trophy case, the only thing relly missing is a Olympic gold in singles. The Rio Olympics tennis event begins on August 6. Federer turns 35 on August 8.
“Clearly I’m looking forward to the Olympics,” Federer added. “But it’s going to be very difficult because the focus is on sports in general, not just myself which was more of the case when I came for the XO’s. I just hope I can enjoy it. I hope it’s going to be a full stadium with good support. If the stadium’s full, I’m sure it’s going to be great.”
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