Roger Federer “I Can Still Win Slams”


Roger Federer “I Can Still Win Slams”

Twenty-time grand slam champion Roger Federer still believes he can win grand slam titles, despite him being 38 years old.

Federer reflected after his semi-final defeat to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
When asked if he believed he could still win Grand Slam titles, he said

“Yes, I do believe that.

“I think by having the year that I had last year, also with what I have in my game, how I’m playing, I do feel that.”

Federer was far from his best in the contest, hampered by a groin injury which he picked up during his five-set quarterfinal win and admitted he had very little chance of defeating Djokovic

“It’s always tough when you have a 3% chance of winning, but that’s better than none,” said Federer.

“It was horrible, to go through what I did.

“Nice entrance, nice send-off, and in between is one to forget because you know you have a 3% chance to win.”

Federer was questioned about why he had played the match when he knew his injury was serious and replied:

“I thought I was going to make it. I wouldn’t have gone on the court if I thought I had no chance to win,” said Federer

“The time-out was just one of the things that needed to be done to prevent any further problems.

“Once I was in the match I felt I would be able to continue.

“I was playing with nothing to lose and taking big cuts at the ball and keeping rallies to a minimum, trying to catch him off guard and mix it up,

“I got some good connections but wasn’t able to serve out. I should have found a way to do that but I wasn’t able to.”

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