Roger Federer eyes sixth title at US Open
The Flushing Meadows are back at the tennis circuit. Roger Federer takes the court on the opening day of US Open as the top ranked player on the planet. He starts his quest for his sixth US Open title against the American, Donald Young.
On the eve of the tournament, speaking to the reporters Federer expressed his views on playing at the Flushing Meadows. He said, “I felt good last year, but probably felt that maybe at times the matches were not always in my racquet, whereas maybe this time around I feel like if I’m playing well I can dictate who’s going to win or lose”.
The 31-year young Federer won his seventh Wimbledon crown defeating the crowd favourite Andy Murray taking his tally of Grand Slam titles to seventeen. He regained the ranking of number one after winning the Wimbledon. Ironically, Federer lost the gold medal match to Andy Murray at the 2012 London Olympics.
Federer has been in a good form winning the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at Cincinnati defeating Djokovic. Talking about his current streak of successes he said, “I’m just happy how I’m playing, I already reached my goal for the year becoming World No. 1 and getting Wimbledon again and getting a medal for Switzerland. It’s been incredible. But I do have the US Open left for me this year where I really, really want to do well, and I couldn’t be more happy returning here as No. 1. It’s super exciting.”
With an injury sidelining Nadal, Djokovic and Murray will be the biggest threats to Federer’s realm of glory and grandeur. When asked about his prediction about the winner of US Open Federer declined to name a player.
The Flushing Meadows strikes a delicate balance in the draws of the tournament. If Federer and Murray continue to exercise their current form, they are bound to setup a semifinal clash at the US Open.
Federer has vowed to never underestimate his opponent and take one game at a time. With the US Open being the last grand slam of this year, Federer will look to end the year on a high.
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