Roger Federer doesn't care about rankings, says Kiefer
Roger Federer has often. 1 again is not his goal.
The Swiss player last topped the rankings in June 2018 and he is now back to the fourth position following his win in Dubai. On the relative importance that Federer gives to the rankings, the former player Nicolas Kiefer said: "Honestly, I think he doesn't care.
He is happy when he is travelling, he is happy when he is playing tournaments, he is happy when he can compete against the best players and of course winning matches and tournaments and this is his goal. It's going to be interesting to see how Federer gets on this season, but I think he can do well at the Masters 1000 events.
It also looks like he will play the French Open, but there's a big chance that he will win Wimbledon, although I think that all depends on Djokovic. The last few months Djokovic has been playing too solid. Federer now has time off so he will be ready for Indian Wells where I think he can go far.
But I also believe he is counting on the first few months of the year with Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, then Roland Garros and the good thing is that he can choose his tournaments and prepare exactly for each tournament he is playing.
It is not like the youngsters who have to play a lot of tournaments to get matches under their belts, so that also makes a big difference." On Federer, Dominic Thiem in the congratulatory video said: "Roger you have a triple digit number as titles now which is pretty sick so congrats on that and for sure it's not going to be your last."