Roger Federer says winning tournaments, not No 1 ranking, now his priority

Roger Federer interviewed

Regaining top spot in world rankings is no longer Roger Federer’s main goal with the Swiss admitting “it would be a bit of joke” if that was his number one priority.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner is currently fifth in the rankings but he will move up one place after Sunday’s Miami Open final.

However, he will still trail current No 1 Novak Djokovic by nearly 6,000 points and he knows it is an unrealistic goal to target top spot.

“I think it’s not reasonable to think that way at 37,” he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “I think it was one of the favourite moments in my life last year in Rotterdam when I was able to get back to world No 1 at 36, having won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in the same year, and winning the Sunshine Double and all that stuff, it just aligned itself beautifully.

“Novak has just won three (Grand) Slams, so I think it would be a bit of a joke if I said that was my goal.”

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