Federer sees no reason to move ATP Finals from London

Roger Federer said Rafael Nadal ‘will be missed’ in London

"What I like about my career is that no one knows what's going to happen", the Swiss ace said.

For the last couple of years Federer has also chosen to skip the entire clay court season to focus on other surfaces and, understandably, does not enter as many tournaments as he used to. Because at the Grand Slams, he could not convince again this year.

The ATP Finals features the world's top eight players - minus world number two Rafael Nadal and number four Juan Martin del Potro, who are injured.

"It started in 2009 when I won the French Open", Federer explained talking about when the questions of retirement started. I hope I'm still playing tennis but nobody's Roger.

"I think I've taken the towel once or twice this year, once in Acapulco and once in Washington when it was like 120 degrees and when it was 150 per cent humidity". What more can I ask for? "I just feel the concept of this event should be the one that travels".

"It will be down to who can play the better tennis on the day".

"I don't know what I'll be doing when I'm 37". That's a great achievement in itself [that he's playing here for the 16th time], and that he's won this title six times. It's been a good place for us players to showcase our talents and after Paris it's an easy event to come to.

Germany's number one Alexander Zverev is the second Time in the series, but only as an outsider.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were split Friday over whether the season-ending ATP Finals should remain in London after 2020 as tennis chiefs consider where the event should be staged in future.

So while there are perhaps signs that a new generation is closing the gap just a fraction on their elders, it is too early to count out the same men who topped the ranks a full 11 years ago, and still do today: Djokovic, Nadal and Federer.

How likely is Federer to get his 100th title in London?

"And that's why I tried really hard in Paris to get another win against him, to help me with confidence".

"I've watched it since I was a kid so to play here in this incredible atmosphere and get a win, I couldn't be more happy". "Every tournament I will play for the rest of my life I will have a chance to reach my 100th, but reaching it here in London would be extra special, having achieved so much success here and because of the importance of the tournament". As a shot from Djokovic ricocheted off the net cord straight on to Federer's face just a few metres away, the Swiss showed reflexes of The Flash and touch of class to volley it away. Against Kevin and Kei, I've had matches this year, which went both ways.



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