Roger Federer made his ATP debut in 2002, Shanghai. And also, Swiss holds several records on his name in the second-highest tier of annual men’s tennis tournament. RF is on top of the most singles appearance and titles winners list. Former world number one qualified 17 times and secured six titles in the ATP Finals so far.
However, the 20 times Grand Champion is currently ranking fifth in the world. Whereas ATP Finals 2020 is now taking place in London, Roger Federer is on the rehabilitation leave.
In the meantime, this year 2020 it is the 50th anniversary for ATP Finals, which begin in 1970 as the Masters Grand Prix. While celebrates a prestigious event, several tennis legends share their good memories of ATP Finals.
“I Would Go To The Moon If I Could”: Roger Federer on Playing ATP Finals
In a recent conversation with ATP Finals, Legends Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg reveal their unforgettable experiences.
From the next year onwards the top eight players events will take place in Turin, Italy. Roger Federer said, “Honestly it doesn’t matter where it (the event) moves, any player will go where it goes. I would go to the moon if I could.”
Speaking about his maiden ATP Finals title, the 39-years-old expressed, “Qualifying for the Tennis Masters Cup (that year) was a huge deal. It opened my belief that I could beat the best baseline players from the baseline. 2003 was a real breakthrough tournament for me at the time.”
Roger Federer won back-to-back titles a year after event moved to London. Swiss maestro also keeps a higher winning percentage in the indoor compare to Rafael Nadal.
Talking about his 2010 ATP Finals against Spaniard at O2 Arena, Roger confessed, “There’s always pressure when I play Rafa indoors because I’m the favourite. That changes depending on how things are going, but he’s always been a tough player for me to play against.”