Roger Federer Aims for No.100 in Paris

Published 10/30/2018, 12:54 PM EDT


Well, here’s the news we have all been waiting for. Roger Federer has arrived in Paris, and he is ready to go. A mouth watering week awaits the tennis fans, as the race to finish world number one heats up in Paris, as the top three look to battle it out in the final masters 1000 tournament of the season. The Swiss Maestro will play his first match on Wednesday, and will have a day to ready himself.

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Roger Federer had cast doubts in his appearance in Paris this season, after competing and triumphing in Basel just a few days back. “Mostly, I feel like it’s better for me to play matches rather than practice, and I think that’s it”, said Roger Federer. “And then as long as I don’t feel like I’m taking a chance on my health prior to [the ATP finals] in London, that’s the key as well,” he added.

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“I would rather play on a nice court rather than going back to practice”, stated Federer. “I’ve already done enough practice this season, So I feel like if that helps me for London, that’s a great thing. And I have also not played in this city for some time”, said the Basel open champion. Roger Federer has not played in Paris since three years, and is looking at the tournament as a warm-up event before the ATP world tour finals.

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“I’m happy how I got through the last four days of playing every day. And, you know, today I feel good. You know, I had a second day off (after the Basel Open) so it’s all good”, said Federer.

Federer also spoke about his potential first match-“And, tomorrow, it’s going to be against a big server (the winner of Monday’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga-Milos Raonic match). It’s fairly straightforward in a way”, said Roger Federer. “And then I’ll obviously know a lot more. But I would rather play matches than practice again. I would have started practicing by tomorrow, I guess, anyway”, said the Swiss maestro who is looking to win his 100th title of his career.

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