Saturday, January 11, 2014

federer says he can knock off nadal and djokovic

I can knock off Nadal, Djokovic, warns Federer 

 

Melbourne: Roger Federer cautioned he was still a power to be figured with Saturday as he heads into the Australian Open equipped with another, greater racquet and with Stefan Edberg in his corner.

The 17-time Grand Slam-victor, now 32, said planet number one Rafael Nadal and guarding champion Novak Djokovic ought to be careful about the other main 10 players at the season`s first major.

"All things considered, I think it`s typical that they are thought of, you know, the one and two top picks for the competition," said Federer, emphasising the saying "acknowledged".

"Obviously, we do accept we can thump them off, yes," he included, alluding to alternate parts of the planet beat 10.

Federer has more Grand Slam titles than whatever possible player however stand out, Wimbledon 2012, in the most recent four years. He is at present stacked up at planet number six.

Be that as it may Federer is trusting a switch from a 90-inch to a 98-inch racquet, and the landing of childhood champion Edberg, will pay profits.

"That is to say, look, my life on tour is virtually settled. It`s dependably strong schedules. He`ll only fit in superbly into that," Federer said of the six-time Grand Slam title-champ.

"I`m simply truly energized that he`s consumed the offer since I didn`t think he was set to do it on the grounds that he`s found some useful task to fulfill. He doesn`t need this.

"For me, plainly it`s exceptionally energizing to have him as a component of the group. I`m anticipating consistently I`ll go through with him on the tour in the not so distant future."

He included: "That`s sort of what`s exceptionally energizing, simply hanging out with him. That was the real trick, too.

"Assuming that it didn`t work out, he might say, `i`m not primed for this`, at any rate I might have had a couple of superb suppers with him and fit to invest time with a youth courageous person, which might have been bounty to fuel my cause."

Federer won the Australian Open in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, and has not neglected to achieve the semi-finals since 2003.

He will be contending in a record 57th successive Grand Slam competition, defeating the sign of 56 set by South Africa`s Wayne Ferreira.

The Swiss extraordinary starts his competition against Australian trust James Duckworth, with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic all hiding as potential adversaries.

Nonetheless, he said he had little time for breaking down the draw and whom he might possibly need to face.

"A draw is a draw. You all verbal confrontation it, I play in it. That`s essentially it," he told correspondents.


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