Tennis player Roger Federer, who won the day at the beginning of his career professors Rome German Alexander Zverev, said he is not sure whether to continue the journey the Italian championship, due to failing to recover fully from the injury to the back.
Federer said world number two, in a press conference after the meeting, which ended Zverev Swiss in favor of two sets without reply 6-3, 7-5: "I do not know if I'll be playing tomorrow, this depends on my case. I hope to continue."
The Swiss admitted that he did not expect to finish the match of two groups: "I'm glad I did not wait to win two sets has clean, it was a great surprise for me, I played with caution and this was good for me to know what I'll do in the coming weeks."
But Federer said he was due to his physical condition is not expected to win in Rome, which was crowned by its title: "It would be wonderful to win in Rome, but this will not happen this year, I'm not at my best, maybe in the future."
And the possibility of his participation in the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro next year, said he is currently focusing on the restoration of physical readiness, following "the Olympic Games are not the only goal, I want to recover as best as soon as the training to participate in the Roland Garros and the next tournaments."
He praised Federer's German Zverev (19 years), saying: "He is playing with great confidence and very well, it will be certainly one of the five classified or top ten. Hard to say it would be number one, because this needs many items, such as physical and mental factor ".