18 Aug 2010

Federer says all the talk about his supposed decline is premature

6:46 pm on 18 August 2010

The world tennis number two Roger Federer says he's heard all the talk about his supposed decline, but doesn't take it seriously.

The record 16-times Grand Slam winner failed to get beyond the quarter-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon this year and with the last Grand Slam of the year the the U.S Open coming up, the focus is on whether the career of the Swiss star is fading.

But Federer who lost to Andy Murray in last week's Toronto Masters final, s the idea ridiculous.

He says he had a wonderful season last year winning the French Open and Wimbledon and that was after he'd been written off following his loss to Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.

Federer says things can change quickly and he believes he will come back but also says in the current era competition is tougher.