Roger Federer who is chasing his sixth US Open title says that he has his work cut out at US Open.

In the past 32 years only Pete Sampras(2002) and Jimmy Connors( 1983) have managed to win the event in their 30’s. The Swiss will be eyeing to join that elite list this year at Flushing Meadows.

Although it has been 7 years since Federer reigned in US Open, he lauded the two time champion Stefan Edberg who is his current coach for his work. The Swiss also said that his new racquet change has helped his game.

“I would like to give Stefan a lot of credit and he has helped me in a big way,” said Federer.“But I think the backhand is better since I also have a bigger racket head. I really think that was the change because it happened at the same time.”



After his win in Cincinnati, Federer moved back to World No.2, meaning he will only face Novak Djokovic in the finals.

“Number two, three doesn’t really matter,” the Swiss said. “To be quite honest, I don’t think that far ahead because I haven’t been in a final since 2009 (when he lost to Argentine Juan Martin del Potro).”

“So I’ve got my work cut out.”

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