Roger Federer is delighted with his preparations ahead of the defence of his ATP World Tour finals title at the O2 Arena in London.
The Swiss, who is 9/5 with bet365 to retain his title, took a six-week break from tennis following the US Open and looks back to his formidable best. He won back-to-back titles in Basel and Paris, and is now hoping for a record sixth finals victory.
“I’ve had a great last two weeks and before that a lot of time off for family and practice and getting some energy and some fire back,” the 30-year-old told Sky Sports.
“I’m very happy with how things are going and I couldn’t be more happy to be qualified (for the Finals) again.”
Meanwhile, 2010’s beaten finalist Rafael Nadal is also hoping to end the year on a high.
“You can be tired (at the end of the season) but when you are there and go on court and see the full crowd it’s a very, very high motivation,” said the Spaniard, who was defeated in three sets by Federer last year.