18th Grand Slam not an obsession –Federer
Roger Federer insisted he will keep playing into
2015 but would not become obsessed with
winning an 18th Grand Slam title after the 33-
year-old Swiss was beaten in straight sets by
Marin Cilic in the US Open semi-final.
It’s five years since Federer last made the final in
New York, when he was upstaged by Juan Martin
del Potro, AFP reports.
“It’s not important to my life. I don’t need it to be
happier or anything,” said the Swiss veteran when
asked how significant an achievement it would be
to capture an 18th major.
Federer’s caution is understandable given he has
won just one major, Wimbledon in 2012, since his
16th at the 2010 Australian Open.
“I’ll give it a go again in Australia (next January);
hope to be healthy there.”
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