Roger Federer: At this age, No. 1 ranking is not my ambition

Updated: Nov 18, 2017, 12:41 IST | AFP

Roger Federer admits earning the year-end World No. 1 ranking is no longer a realistic ambition despite his remarkable renaissance this year

Roger Federer admits earning the year-end World No. 1 ranking is no longer a realistic ambition despite his remarkable renaissance this year. Federer is already certain to finish behind Rafael Nadal in the final rankings of 2017, but the world number two appears poised to push his old rival for top spot next year. If Federer wins this week's ATP Finals — he is through to the semi-finals — he will finish the year just 140 points behind Nadal.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

"Look, it's not a realistic goal in some ways, the world number one. It's the ultimate achievement in some ways, it always has been for me. But at this age, it just can't be because I think I'll make mistakes if I start chasing it. I'm not sure how much the body allows me to chase goals like this." Federer said.

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