Roger Federer dropped down to the sixth place on the ATP rankings following some disappointing results that came after huge wins.
In an interview to RTS, the Swiss restated that becoming World No. 1 again will be almost impossible.
“I am older, I play fewer tournaments. I’d rather be ranked lower ranked and achieve great results. I hope it happens this year”, said Federer.
He also praised the Next Generation: “Younger players try to break through, they can run crazy and very dangerous risks. And I try to stay young on my mind.”
Asked if he feels he can win the title again at the French Open, Federer replied: “Mmh… I‘d say yes, but, I need luck, a good draw and a good start and I need exploits at the right time. Well, I wouldn’t say I play it for fun but maybe a bit more with a wait and see what happens.”
“I hope not to feel pressure. French fans love tennis. My win in 2009 was one of my biggest in career”, said Federer, who achieved the Career Grand Slam that year by defeating Robin Soderling in a straight-set final.