Cincinnati Masters 2018: Roger Federer Anxious Ahead of His Return
File Photo | Roger Federer (Photo Credits: Wimbledon)

Roger Federer who had a disappointing season at the grass court during Wimbledon 2018 is all set to play a Cincinnati Masters 2018. The Swiss ace skipped the Toronto Open last week to recover from the Wimbledon 2018. However, Federer is anxious ahead of his return but also admits that being out of action is equally difficult.

"I've trained hard, I'm anxious. I chose to skip Toronto for the health of my body," the seven-time Cincinnati champion said. "I don't want to be hurt, there is too much to play. Watching from afar is tough. But that's part of growing older, you've got to take care of the body. It's nice to be back and I hope to have a good tournament,” he further added.

Federer has had a bad stint at the hardcourt at the Miami Open 2018 as he lost in the second round to Thanasi Kokkinakis. Federer also admitted that he would not want to stay away taking long breaks from the game but it’s now become a necessity. “You've got to keep it all in perspective, it's easier now for me to take time away. I wish I could play everything but it's not possible. I'm more relaxed about my schedule now. I have more time for the family, which is important for me. The hectic part of my life has passed. Even when I have to take time away, I still get something out of it,” said the 20- time major title winner.

He also went on to express regret about Rafael Nadal not being a part of the tournament. "It's a pity Rafa is not playing, but it's still an amazing draw," he said signing off.