Fear of Failure Helps Drive Roger Federer's Title Pursuit

He has won 17 grand slam titles and 79 trophies but Roger Federer continues his battle against shortcomings in his game.

updated: August 13, 2014 08:28 IST
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Roger Federer reacts as he sits in his chair after losing 5-7 6-7 to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during the Men's Rogers Cup Singles final in Toronto.

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Cincinnati: Roger Federer is set to battle the fear factor as last weekend's Toronto finalist prepares to make his start at the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters tournament.

"The fear is always there from the first rounds regardless of how you approach a tournament," said Federer, the winner of 17 grand slam titles and 79 trophies overall from 120 finals.

"A lot of things have happened in the last year for me, and I'm happy that most of it has been really positive." ( Also read: Roger Federer aims for more hardcourt success)

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