The South American tour was already long to program, and it was something I had wanted to do for a long time. I could not do it because of my knee, because of my children, I could not do it the following year or two years later because it was going to be too much "Federer explained:"South America was a priority for me.
ATP Cup also to play the first week. Then when I realized that Stan (Wawrinka) was not going to play, that my family was not going to Sydney, I preferred to stay at home with my loved ones and train calmly forAustralian Open and for the finals of the World Tour "The Swiss record holder concluded:"I had the match of my dreams with Rafa on February 7th, it's been two or three years that I try to face him.
It has always been a priority for me. I had to give up a tournament and it was the ATP Cup. I felt like I was going to be very happy to play it, but I realized it was not so important to me.
Normally, I do not make that kind of decision, but I ended up in a situation where I had to make a decision after Wimbledon "