New Delhi: Hours after thrashing the world No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic during the round-robin stage of the ATP World Tour Finals, Roger Federer was humble enough to state that the Serb is still the favourite.
“I like indoors. I like the World Tour Finals. I back myself to win also matches like these. But he (Djokovic) was the favorite going in. There was less pressure in this match because regardless if you're going to win or lose, it's still on your racquet to win. I know it's a big win,” Federer was quoted as saying by Tennis.com
FedEx surprised many by thrashing in-form Nole in straight sets 7-5, 6-2.
The 34-year-old, aging tennis superstar gave some credit to himself as well as he went on to say: “But I feel, honestly, with the way he's played this season, you still have to put him (Djokovic) away. It's not an easy thing to do. It's not like he played terrible. I know he can play better. Why did he play that way? I'd like to give myself credit for that, quite honestly.”
Head to head, Federer is one win ahead, as he has 22 victories if compared to Djokovic's 21.