World number two Roger Federer is now setting his sights for the 2015 season after having experienced a resurgence this year. Though he was not able to compete in the championship match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London on Sunday, the Swiss said that it’s been a great 2014 season for him.
“I’m definitely looking forward to 2015,” said Federer. “It’s been a great year for me this year. I played some wonderful tennis, very consistent [and] very physical as well.
“I was able to play very aggressive tennis, which was actually a lot of fun to do. It was not just an idea I had. It was something I tried to pull through with, and I was able to do that on faster and slower courts. I feel like it’s going to give me extra opportunities next year again.”
Federer pulled out in the last minute in London, effectively handing the title to world number one Novak Djokovic. This marked the third time in Federer’s impressive career to pull out of a match. He has played 1,221 singles matches represented by 995 wins and 226 losses throughout his career.
“I was feeling great until yesterday’s [third set] tie-break [versus Stan Wawrinka]. I felt all of a sudden the back was feeling funny. I tried to have treatment on it, medication on it, just tried to turn around as quick as possible really. But [I] didn’t really feel that much of an improvement overnight. Probably, in a few days, it’s going to be better, but right now it’s not good enough.”
Federer hopes to be fit enough to compete at the Davis Cup final against Italy this weekend.