Roger Federer Arrives In Brisbane More Confident Than He Was A Year Ago [Video]

by Tom Gainey | January 2nd, 2016, 10:45 am

With new coach Ivan Ljubicic in tow, Roger Federer arrived in Brisbane Friday, set for his title defense and the 2016 season. And he hopes to lift that Grand Slam count to 18.

“I’ve come so close, I’ve played very well, but I don’t feel any frustration because of it,” Federer said of winning another Slam. “I’m still happy with how I’m playing. It was Novak’s year, he played so well there’s only so much (you can do) if somebody’s so dominant and he’s got sky-high confidence.

“It’s unfortunate, a pity for me, but at the same time I don’t feel sorry for myself. I’ve won so much throughout my career, I feel like if I keep pushing forward it might happen. If not, it’s OK.

“I’ve been playing really well for over one and a half years. Ever since I came back from my back problems in 2013. That’s been very encouraging and now I’m just more confident than I was maybe a year ago as well.”

Federer is a field which includes Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori. After a bye, Federer will play the Mitchell/Qualifier winner in his 2016 opener.

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8 Comments for Roger Federer Arrives In Brisbane More Confident Than He Was A Year Ago [Video]

J-Kath Says:

What no comments?

Entertain me folks….

Patson Says:

J-Kath, I can do a jiggle dance to entertain you :). Kidding.

Not relevant to the above article but what’s with the “You Might Like” suggestions ? One of the listed links is “Andy Roddick Talks 2011 in Brisbane: “I Feel Enthused and Ready” [Video]”. Now why would I be interested in that ? That’s a new level of outdatedness.

J-Kath Says:

Cheers Patson
At least you are on your toes…agree….can’t stop yawning. On another thread see Margot’s building an ark — living in the UK, know what she means.

Chrisford1 Says:

Brisbane river is full of Nadal and Djoker sharks! Don’t go swimming there, Roger, they will eat you up!

Wog Boy Says:


I don’t know if you were joking or you were familiar, but Brisbane river has indeed large population of BULL sharks and swimming is not advisable, not at all.

Wog Boy Says:

If you think I am joking check this Golf course in Brisbane, they even have Bull sharks there, the only golf course in the world that nobody is even thinking of retrieving the balls when they go in the lake;)

Chrisford1 Says:

Been there Wog Boy, two guys I was with caught 1-1.5 meter bulls from the riverbank in suburban Brisbane, I got buzzed on beer and snagged a pretty nice bream retrieving a large shark hook to check the bait.

Love Aussie hospitality!

I remember hearing that they dragged some big saltwater croc off a Darwin golf course back in the 80s. Thing was ambling about for days, snarfed up a whole pond full of koi fish. Rope, truck, dragging one very pissed off 4+ meter croc a few hundred meters to the bay. Croc attacked the truck once it stopped and tore two tires flat. Remember they were then told they had permission to shoot the beast if it came back. Don’t know if it did.
Thought of that a few years ago when I saw pics of crocs eating bullsharks in another Australian river.
Didn’t know about sharks in the water hazards at a Brisbane golf course.
Thats nice!
America has a few courses proud of resident populations of rattlesnakes, water moccasins, even a couple with “grendel-big gators in the water hazards” – to add the “spice” of danger to visitors. You sign a liability release to play.

madmax Says:

Way to go Roger! So glad to see you again!

All the very best and here’s hoping for a successful campaign for 2016!

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