London – Roger Federer said on Friday that he was focused on winning ATP Finals the seventh time rather than the 100th singles title for his glittering career as he looks to end 2018 in style.
The Swiss Grand Slam 20-time Grand Prix will play the 16th time in the season ending with a record six times – twice in London, twice in Shanghai and twice in Houston.
World No. 3 has won four of his titles this year, including a second consecutive Australian Open and standing for 99 career single – second only to American retired Jimmy Connors who collected 109.
"I do not think it's important if I can win my 100th year as long as it happens at one time," says a 37-year-old who has not won the ATP finals since 2011.
"It's exciting. I think if I win here, it's more about winning the World Tour Finals and not winning the 100-year-old.
"I love this event. I have always been from the time when I qualified for the first time in 2002. It was a spectacular highlight of urassani best among the eight best, and I had a really nice running, time in Shanghai."
Federer, who plays the Japanese Kei Nishikor Tournament on the London O2 Arena on Sunday, said generally that he was happy with his time.
"Maybe Wimbledon and US Open did not go as I hoped, but these were really two disappointments of the season," he said. "I have won a number of tournaments, who played well at the Australian Open."
"I've had a really good season and I stayed vammatonta also especially most of the year, so I'm really happy until this year," he added.
"I still have one left, so hopefully I will not go on holiday with three losses."
The veteran said he could not find the age factor that maintains shape and fitness until the end of the season.
"It's really just a Novak (Djokovic), who can say at this point," If I play as good as the last few months I have been able to win the World Tour Finals, "but not even that, because especially the best of three set match indoors, margins are thinner, so you can slip quickly.
"I've been playing well since 2011, even though I no longer päädynyt to win the World Tour Finals, but it seems to me, that I have done well, and it seems like a long time ago. Always a couple of guys maybe a little better during that week."