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I believed I was very close” Roger Federer on how he didn’t lose motivation during Grand Slam drought

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Roger Federer was speaking to friend and former world No.1 Gustavo Kuerten when he opened up about the difficult period in his career from 2102 to 2017 when he didn’t manage to add to his tally of Grand Slam singles titles.

Federer was honest in his appraisal of this period explaining that Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal were both playing exceptionally well but Federer was still enjoying his tennis and had a good team in place which helped him to keep his spirits up and not lose his motivation.

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Kuerten asked Federer, ” What did you do to stick with it (during the time)” to which he replied,

“I think when you look back on the 4 1/2 to 5 years when I didn’t win a Slam people almost make it sound like I was plying terribly. I had a tough year in 2013 with a lot of back pain which was a big problem for me that maybe cost me a few chances to do better at Slams, but that’s how it goes as everybody has ups and downs. I actually thought I was playing very well.

“I won the Davis Cup and reached a number of Grand Slam finals but honestly it was the time of Novak Djokovic, and Rafa Nadal was keeping a lock on the French Open, so it was difficult to slide in a special victory. But I was able to keep pushing because I believed I was very close”

Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles. After the gap from 2012 to 2107 he won 4 more Grand Slam singles titles.

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We spread rumours of Rafael Nadal doping’ because he was too good, says French star

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Gilles Simon believes doping rumours were spread about Rafael Nadal as many were uncomfortable with the idea he could simply be better than Roger Federer.

There were allegations of a connection between Nadal and Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor who was ultimately jailed for his part in a Spanish cycle doping scandal.

No evidence has ever been produced linking Fuentes to Nadal, though, who has always very successfully denied any rumours to the contrary.

However, Simon believes the rumours only existed to discredit opinions that Nadal could actually be a better tennis players than Federer rather than just a better athlete.

“It is difficult to conceive [for some] that, in terms of game, Rafael Nadal could be better than Roger Federer,” Gilles Simon wrote in his new autobiography This Sport That Makes You Crazy

“We even spread rumours of doping on his account.

“Nadal does not fit into the framework. Moreover, I emphasize here that we never talk about the physique of Federer, who has little to envy that of Nadal.

“That he went five sets at 35 like what he did in Australia in 2017, it’s extraordinary. But no one noted this point.”

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