Roger Federer is about to start his run at the US Open and he is as optimist as ever.
The Swiss sensation has been playing fantastic tennis this season to be still ranked no.3. Roger was inches from winning the Wimbledon title he wasn’t able to convert 2 consecutive championship points when he was on serve and he wants to have another opportunity at the Flushing Meadows.
It was “good” to lose in Cincinnati. FEDERER
Roger had a not-so-good campaign in Cincinnati when he lost in his 2nd match at the hands of an inspired Andrey Rublev 6-3 6-4. However, Roger was able to see the silver lining in losing in Ohio. During the pre-tournament press conference, Roger commented:
“I’m happy where my game is at. Cincinnati might be a good thing that I lost early, who knows. It’s maybe one of those things that sometimes need to happen like when I won at the Australian Open, went to Dubai, lost first round in ’17, then went on to win Indian Wells and Miami.
Maybe the same thing, played a great Wimbledon. Needed to get knocked down in Cincy, get my act together, train hard. That’s what I did. I’m ready for the US Open.”
This is the best I’ve felt in years coming into the US Open. FEDERER
Roger sounded extremely upbeat during the press-conference to reveal:
“We were talking on the practice court yesterday or two days ago, this is probably the best I’ve felt in years coming into the US Open again, which is encouraging.
It hasn’t always been easy here. Two years ago I came in with a back issue a little bit, I had a struggle early on with five-setters. I remember Tiafoe and others. That set the tone the tournament was going to be tough. Last year I struggled with the heat against Millman. In 2016 I missed it entirely.”
Can Federer win the US Open?
Roger is confident he is among the top favorites to win the competitions to comment: “It’s going to be a tough tournament to win, no doubt about it. I feel like I’m part of that group who can do it.”
Federer won the competition for 5 consecutive years from 2004 to 2008.