Roger Federer, in his recent interview with the media at the Hopman Cup, said that he has pushed himself to his limit in the off-season and is satisfied with the outcome of the work. The Swiss maestro who is gunning to win his 100th title, said that he has been preparing himself to be more competitive in the physical battles that he was falling short of.
“I’ve actually had a great build-up”, said Roger Federer talking about his off-season build up. “I didn’t miss any sessions in Dubai”, he said. “All the fitness stuff I wanted to do, got done, all the tennis sessions I wanted to do, got done”, continued Federer.
“I actually did a bit more than I was planning to and think I can be very happy there”, he added. “I’ve worked hard, I don’t talk about it, but I’ve worked extremely hard and this time, we really went to the edge of what’s possible for me”, he said talking about how they have pushed the limits on his practice sessions. “Nowadays with my age, I have to be careful not to push it every single day or too many days in a row, or whatever it may be”, said Roger Federer.
“I’ve worked extremely hard just on the length of practice, the intensity of practice, on the length of the rally and all these things”, said the Swiss maestro. “So I will be ready to play tough rallies, tough matches this year”, he added.
Despite starting the season with his longest win streak, Federer faded in the second half of 2018. ‘I think it was actually the most wins in a row ever to start the season for me, so the season was fantastic’, said Roger. “Yeah, I couldn’t carry it through. There were several reasons but, in the end, I have to judge the whole season and it was a great season”, he said.