World number two Roger Federer has revealed that he is hoping to finish off the tennis season strongly despite his disappointing exit from the US Open, according to a report on the Belfast Telegraph.
Federer was dumped out at the round of 32 by Australian John Millman, who had never beaten a top 10 ranked player before.
Millman was in the best form of his life against Federer and shocked the world by beating the Swiss international.
37-year-old Federer surprisingly claimed after the loss that he was glad the match was over because of the high temperature.
I just thought it was very hot tonight. It was just one of those nights where I guess I felt I couldn’t get air. There was no circulation at all. For some reason, I just struggled in the conditions. It’s uncomfortable.
John was able to deal with it better. He maybe comes from one of the most humid places on earth, Brisbane. I knew I was in for a tough one. But, look, at some point also I was just happy that the match was over, I guess.
I do believe since the roof is on that there is no air circulation in the stadium. I think just that makes it a totally different US Open.
I’m happy I’m getting a rest now. Then I come back for the Laver Cup and hopefully finish the year strong.
Federer’s main rival Rafael Nadal survived a huge scare from Dominic Thiem in the quarter-final but overcame the Austrian after five hours and five long sets.