Roger Federer: Why I still believe I can win 21st Grand Slam and reach 100 career titles


ROGER FEDERER says he would be “ok” if he didn’t win another Grand Slam in his career.

Federer leads the all-time list with 20 Grand Slams after winning the Australian Open in January.

In the three other majors this year, Federer skipped the French Open, lost in the Wimbledon quarter-finals and crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round.

Rafael Nadal is hot on his heels on 17 Grand Slams as he continues to dominate at Roland Garros.

While Novak Djokovic, who has 14 slams, has won the last two majors tournaments after a successful return from elbow surgery.

Federer has also been on 98 career titles since June when he won in Stuttgart.

He’s made two finals since then but been beaten by Borna Coric in Halle and Djokovic in Cincinnati.

But Federer says he still hopes to win a 21st Grand Slam title and reach a century in tournament victories.

When asked how much “gas” he still had in the tank, Federer told Chinese television network CGTN:

“If I am still on tour, it is because I believe I can still win tournaments, still beat the best and I’m showing that.

Roger Federer lost Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati (Image: GETTY)

“I think Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open definitely will give me an opportunity to maybe chase my 21st.

“[But] I’m also ok if it doesn’t happen.

“Although, don’t get me wrong, the last few years have been an absolute dream run for me winning three.

“I’m on 98 titles now, I would love to get to 100.

“It is something I’ve said publicly already but if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen.

“But the feeling is there that I could do it.

“As long as I enjoy myself, my family is fine and my wife is enjoying herself still on tour, I’ll keep playing.

“Of course the body also has to be there for me but life on the tour is good and I’m looking forward to what is to come.”

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