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Roger Federer teases French Open appearance

Roger Federer teases French Open appearance

He now trails Rafael Nadal who holds top spot by a mere 155 points.

Roger Federer, Swiss Tennis star, is now in the second position with 9,605 points. The most important thing for me is the next few years, not the next few weeks.

Alexander Zverev of Germany has moved one spot up to the fourth place. When asked about winning three of the past five majors, Federer admitted, "If I would have won one Grand slam I would be over the moon".

At 36 years of age, and with 96 titles and nearly 1,400 matches under his belt, it is some achievement. I played at the Australian Open not thinking about the rankings, but I knew I had the flexibility in February over my calendar.

"So far I'm happy, I'm doing everything well, practising, playing matches, practising again".

"You have to say he is the most successful, but how can you decide for sure that he is the best ever", Becker told Tennis365 when asked if Federer is the best player in the history of the game. If he waited a fortnight, Nadal would be chasing his own points in Acapulco-though he has more points to defend than Federer does in Dubai. I thought that by not winning the World Tour Finals that the No1 was never going to happen again, or was going to be out of sight.

But a theme of the a year ago or so has been his own surprise at how things have unfolded.

Federer lies just 155 points behind the injured Nadal, with a possible 180 points available for making the last-four here.

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Nadal's 2008 Wimbledon victory changed the landscape but not, as I was drawn to believe, for the worse. When I return to the top, I do not want it to be easy. Sponsors maybe, or prize money, I'm not going to make money.

Perhaps the strongest argument one can make against Roger Federer being the greatest male tennis player of all time is a relative lack of success on clay.

The earnest Federer fan in each of us impatiently flutters around for the day this 36-year-old legend will take it into his own hands to rewrite history and become the oldest World Number 1!

Federer to become No. 1 will likely have to beat a qualifier, then the Philipp Kohlschreiber-Karen Khachanov victor, then Stan Wawrinka...

If seedings hold up, Federer would have to defeat compatriot and friend Stan Wawrinka in what would be a blockbuster quarter-final.

"It would be light (schedule) if I do play", he said.

"When the time is right, I'll talk about it - and see how I feel in that year". And it proved to be a mature hour and 25 minutes from the young star to take out Ferrer, 6-4, 6-3.


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