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World number seven Roger Federer said that he’s determined as ever to snag one of the four remaining spots for the ATP World Tour Finals which will take place in London in November. Federer suffered a setback in his campaign after losing his third round match at the Shanghai Masters this week to Gael Monfils of France.
Despite the loss, the 32-year old Swiss Maestro said he’s still optimistic about his chances.
“I still feel I’m heading in the right direction,” he said.
The Swiss star has two more tournaments to play in the coming weeks – the Swiss Indoors Basel and the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Strong performances in these tournaments will assure Federer a place at the ATP World Tour Finals, an event he has won six times.
“I’m just going to focus on trying to play well,” said Federer. “I’m just going to try to have a good tournament in Basel and Paris. In the end, if I get the invite [to London], I’ll be there.”
Federer admitted that injuries this season has hindered with his gameplay resulting to less than stellar results.
“I’m running [behind] with practice, because of the issues I’ve had this year,” said Federer.
“I really believe the extra week of practice, spending at least three hours on the tennis court everyday for seven straight days, is very important for me right now,” he added. “So clearly that makes me a bit more vulnerable in the early rounds.”
“I can still finish strong. I believe that,” he added. “There’s not much time left. But if I do qualify for London, that gives me an extra shot there. I usually play well indoors. So I hope this year’s going to be one of those years again.”Tennisguru.net in partnership with bet365 offer over 40,000 live streamed events per year. However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. Prior to joining bet365 and funding your account therefore in order to view any particular event via the bet365 live stream, you are strongly advised to first check with bet365 that, given your country location, you would be eligible to view the live streamed event in question. bet365’s contact details can be found by clicking here, then clicking ‘Services’ at the top right of the page, and then choosing the ‘Contact Us’ option.