Roger Federer says he believes he can win the Australian Open after he laid out his ambitions for the 2020 season.
Federer is winding down his year playing exhibition events in the Americas, but says he has no intention of retiring any time soon.
He has now won a Grand Slam title since the 2018 Australian Open, with many analysts now claiming that, at 38, he is no longer able to physically compete for the top titles.
However, Federer himself has rubbished such suggestions – and he wants to prove them wrong in Melbourne in January.
“I will be training extremely hard in the off-season like anybody else but I know I can win the Australian Open,” he told reporters in Mexico.
“I had two incredible years in 2017 and 2018 when I won there. It’s not that long ago so it gives me belief I can do it again.
“Clearly because it’s the first tournament of the year it is gonna be a priority.
“Wimbledon always is. I do not have to say more about that.
“Olympics as well for me, I am gonna be playing in Tokyo which is gonna be exciting.
“And then along the way as it progresses in the season. Of course US Open and World Tour Finals if I qualify as well.
“I have a lot of highlights. At this stage of my career every tournament I enter in is important to me.”
A Roger Federer fitness update.
Remains to be seen who will play at French Open.
Frances Tiafoe under quarantine after positive test.
Ashe beat Jimmy Connors in the SW19 final.
‘Nothing has changed,’ says Craig Tiley.
Daniil Medvedev eager to return to action.
Fans will be allowed to attend 2020 French Open.
Praise for Coco Gauff from Martina Navratilova.
Good news from the Novak Djokovic camp.