News ID: 239165
Published: 1211 GMT February 20, 2019

Federer: 'I want to win a title as soon as possible'

Federer: 'I want to win a title as soon as possible'

Roger Federer revealed his goals for the 2019 season. He last lifted a trophy at the Swiss Indoors in Basel and the Swiss player wants to break the taboo straight away.

"Winning a tournament as soon as possible, possibly in Dubai or Indian Wells.I feel well and I played well at the Hopman Cup and Australian Open. The next title will be the 100th. But it would be the result of good performances. But I would also like to win Wimbledon or US Open", said Federer.

On what encouraged him to create the Laver Cup, the world No. 7 added: "It was an intentional idea that I developed with Tony (Godsick). I always thought that it was a shame that all the legends that tennis produces disappear once their tennis career ends,

Then you can also become a coach or commentator. But not everyone wants. They cannot. This is why we include former legends. The event is called after the Laver Cup, Bjorn Borg coaches the Team Europe, Team World for John McEnroe.

They are an inspiration for all of us, including myself. We wanted to create a festival of tennis where everybody would meet each other. Until you are on tour, you meet each other. But once you make a step back, the mobile phone turns off."

Federer commented on Jerome Kym who just turned 16 years old earlier this week. Kym played the Davis Cup earlier this month. During the Laver Cup presentation, Federer said he was pleased with Kym's game. They trained together in Zurich this week just on Kym's birthday.

"He warmed me up before my semifinals and finals in Basel. I did not know him", said Federer. "Well, first thing, he does not hit like a common 15-year-old. He serves stronger than me, it starts from there... I heard that he likes to play on the biggest stadiums, he is not afraid of it.

And you cannot learn it: either you have it or not. And he has it. We do not have to put pressure on him, it's still a long way to go for him.





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