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World number one Roger Federer said that he has no regrets following his surprise quarterfinal loss to world number seven Tomas Berdych at the US Open 2012 Tennis Championships.
“I mean, in terms of that I tried, I don’t have any regrets there,” he said.
“Obviously, I rarely go through matches where I have no chances. So obviously I missed some tonight again, but that’s normal. When you end up losing at the end, you always hope that you made every chance you had. It’s just not possible. He probably created more than I did, and That’s why he ended up winning tonight,” he added
Berdych prevailed 6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the US Open semifinals. The Czech couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity, bowing to Andy Murray of Great Britain.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion said that regrets were something that’s “early in my days.”
“I was trying to come through and I couldn’t figure out how to always be in great shape, always be in a good mood to play, always ready to practise, all that stuff,” he said.
“Today I always know I’m going to put in the best fight. I did that tonight again with what I had. Obviously I wish I could have played better. So many moments I thought, ‘Man, it’s just not happening for me.’ It was just a very disappointing match for me,” the Swiss star added.
Despite his quarterfinal exit at the US Open, Federer is assured to still remain number one but he will have to perform well in the remaining months of the year as he has a lot of points to defend. He’s already committed to participate at the Shanghai Masters next month. He skipped this event last year.
“No. 1 has another a role to play, but this obviously is a setback,” said Federer.
“But again, the season is not over. I hope to finish strong at the end, and particularly in the indoor season,” he added.