I enjoyed this interview with Roger. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him this relaxed. He says it’s been a tough year but that it’s not finished, and he is determined to finish the year strongly. He also still has his eye on the number on ranking, but that it will require patience. They also ask him whether he thinks Nadal can win the calender slam next year, and he thinks that it’s possible. I think so too. If he wins Australia he will have a great chance to do the French Open/Wimbledon double, and then there will be only one slam between him and the calender slam, in which case he will be very hard to stop. But no doubt it will be hard, given that things can change quickly in tennis. Either way it’s nice to see Roger this relaxed. We fans tend to be very demanding, but he looks at peace with what he has achieved in the game.
He looks as if he is happy with his achievements whether Nadal chases them down or not. But it’s also great to see that he is till very motivated. As you heard, Roger will play on Thursday and it will be his 900th match.