Roger Federer reveals six big targets for 2020, adding ‘I have to go back to the drawing board’
Roger Federer says that he is ultimately very happy with his 2019 season, but he has targeted winning at least one of six major events next year.
The Swiss star had some big moments this year, winning the Miami Masters, as well as Dubai, Halle, and Basel.
He also had to deal with the heartbreak of losing the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic despite having two match points.
And he says that landing one of the five major tournaments on the Tour – Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open, US Open, and ATP Finals – and a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics is his goal for 2020.
“Obviously after the year that I have had where I played really good, felt good physically, didn’t have many issues [apart from] a little something at the US Open and little things here and there that are not worth mentioning,” Federer told AP.
“Beating Novak at the ATP Finals, beating Rafa at Wimbledon, playing good tennis all round but just missing out on the big one, I would like to change [that].
“I have to go back to the drawing board with my team. I need to train really hard and I think that would be a goal of mine, trying to win one of the five big ones plus the Olympics [which is] six.
“One of those six chances I would like to take. I know the French Open is always going to be a bit more difficult.
“But any other title I can defend and any title is a great feeling because I know how it feels, even winning the Hopman Cup, Laver Cup and all the other events that I won like Dubai, Halle and Miami.
“It is just nice to win tennis events and leaving them as the winner.
“So I think the goal has to be to win as many titles as possible and if I can take home a big one, preferably a Wimbledon, US Open, Australian Open, Olympics whatever it may be, that would be amazing.”
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