Federer expects to regain top spot with another Grand Slam title

Updated: 09 May 2012 17:48 IST

Former world No.1 Roger Federer has said that he could recover the top spot with a Grand Slam title this season.

Madrid:

Former world No.1 Roger Federer has said that he could recover the top spot with a Grand Slam title this season.

The 30-year-old Swiss, coming back from a break to play at the Madrid Open, seems to be in good shape as he is preparing for the upcoming French Open and the following Wimbledon Championships.

"I feel good about my chances and about playing well the next few months. I'm happy that I am here and I'm really excited to be playing again. During this break I was looking ahead to what's to come, and I want to be fresh in my mind and fit for those big goals I have," he was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

The winner of 16 Grand Slam titles lost his top ranking to Rafael Nadal first in 2008 and then in 2010 after he recaptured it, insisted he could reach the top spot again.

"If I do win a Grand Slam, I'll be extremely close to world No.1, so I am aware of that but again, it is easier said than done. I know how much it takes to win a Grand Slam," he said.

"My focus is on my next match here Wednesday, but it is a dream for me to try to achieve that this year again and I will try to chase it as hard as I can and see if it is possible," he added.

Related Articles
Releasing Chris Lynn "Bad Call" By KKR, Must Send Shah Rukh Khan A Message: Yuvraj Singh
Releasing Chris Lynn "Bad Call" By KKR, Must Send Shah Rukh Khan A Message: Yuvraj Singh
Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane To Be Among First To Reach Kolkata For Day-Night Test: Report
Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane To Be Among First To Reach Kolkata For Day-Night Test: Report
IPL Teams Rajatshan Royals, SunRisers Hyderabad Engage In Twitter Banter Over Ben Stokes
IPL Teams Rajatshan Royals, SunRisers Hyderabad Engage In Twitter Banter Over Ben Stokes' New Book
Rohan Bopanna Pulls Out Of Davis Cup Tie Against Pakistan Due To Injury
Rohan Bopanna Pulls Out Of Davis Cup Tie Against Pakistan Due To Injury
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Haryana End Group Stage On High After Thrashing Meghalaya By 99 Runs
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Haryana End Group Stage On High After Thrashing Meghalaya By 99 Runs
Advertisement