Federer Unsure of topping ATP Rankings
Roger Federer

Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. With this victory, he is now less than 2,000 points behind Nadal in the ATP rankings. Federer is likely to play in Basel and Paris before the ATP finals in London. However, the Swiss ace himself has admitted that he is unsure of reaching No. 1.

Federer Unsure of topping ATP Rankings
Federer has defeated Nadal for the 4th time this year

Roger Federer said “All I know is the World Tour Finals is a must, probably Paris too and Basel too so that all depends on how Rafa plays. It’s a wild thought and that’s why I’m not thinking about it at this point. I was thinking about it going into the Montreal finals, Cincinnati and the US Open but it didn’t quite work out like I was hoping – so no problem there. I’ll try to be healthy now, we’ll go back to the drawing board in Switzerland and my team will work out what I’m going to play – Basel, Paris, one of those tournaments or both – before I head to London.”

Federer’s Strategy to Reclaim Top Spot in ATP Rankings

The ATP Tour Finals in London is Federer’s main focus. He said that the Finals is his main priority for the moment. The Swiss player was excited to have such a strong year. He said that everything that happened from there was a bonus. Roger believes that attaining the World no.1 status is a long shot. But while he doubts that he can catch Rafa, he believes that if he plays the way he is now, he could get close again.
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Federer and Nadal teamed up for the first time ever

Both Federer and Nadal have been on the comeback trail since the Australian Open in January. The absence of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray from the mix has certainly made the journey easier. But the only obstacle in Federer’s meteoric rise was Nadal.

What does the rest of the ATP Tour hold for the Swiss and the Spaniard, only time will tell.

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