Roger Federer is looking forward to a vacation

By Lisa-Marie Burrows

Roger Federer is looking forward to a relaxing break. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

The Swiss tennis player is exhausted and wants to take a break to plan for the future and his priorities

The last work of Roger Federer was consumed on Sunday, when he secured his nation staying in the main draw of the Davis Cup for 2013. The tennis player has won both singles and in doubles, so after sealing yet another successful win, he is need of recuperation.

“I need a vacation, seriously. I’m tired, exhausted. I need a little ‘free time’ right now, then we’ll see where I’m going. Nothing has been decided for the rest of the year, although there is a plan in place. I have to start from scratch in order to decide what is really important and what is what anymore.”

Federer has thus expressed what seems to be a real need for both physical and emotional rest. His choices, obviously have an effect on the ranking. Federer is 1,335 points ahead of the number 2, or Djokovic, but the victory at the Olympics and the U.S. Open, and especially the game delivered brought to the fore another candidate: Murray, but the Scot is still far from achieving the first position (too many points to defend in Asia). At the age of 31, the champion of Basel must begin to manage his body, he needs to make choices about tournaments to play. As happened last year, this year the Swiss may miss the Shanghai Masters, and certainly tournaments in Beijing and Tokyo, giving the chance to his rivals to earn valuable points. Almost certain, however is his presence at home tournament in Basel, but there are uncertainties related to his participation in the next tournament in Paris.

In London over the past two years the champion has dominated, although the fact that both Djokovic and Murray will not defend many points, precisely because of the success of the Swiss, could influence the planning of this month. Regardless of the future of Federer, one thing is certain, at 31 years old and after having won seven Wimbledon titles and being the number one, now he will only have to set priorities.

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including,,, and Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website where you can read her reports. She can be reached at or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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