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Federer eyes Shanghai success

2017-10-10 01:30:00, Views: 56, ClubCall

Federer eyes Shanghai success

Roger Federer has played down talk of winning 100 ATP Tour titles and is focused on staying fit and healthy.

Victory at the Shanghai Masters would see Federer move on to 94 titles, level with Ivan Lendl but some way behind Jimmy Connors, who sits top of the pile with 109 career titles to his name.

100 titles is something Federer would like to achieve, but the Swiss legend is not paying too much attention to it as he prepares for his second round match in Shanghai, where he will face either Diego Schwartzman or Jordan Thompson.

"I’m not that far away [from 100 titles] it seems, but there is no point to really to think about it on a daily basis," he said. "This is something that is either going to happen or not going to happen.

"I’m happy I’m here, and I’m happy that I’m healthy."

Federer is now focused on winning in Shanghai, but he is determined to also stay in tip top shape ahead of next year, when more titles could be heading his way.

"I’m playing only the big tournaments now so you need to really be in tip-top shape and ready to go and it’s just not so simple. I couldn’t be happier with this season to be quite honest," he added.

"I’m just happy being here now and it would be nice to pick up another title and get in training and start again the next year and get more chances then."


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