Roger Federer has told the BBC that he has set himself a target of reaching at least 20 Grand Slam titles before he retires from tennis. So far he has made it to 16, but he has failed this year to add another major to the one he earned in Melbourne. In fact, he hasn’t won a title of any kind since then and his ranking is at its lowest since November 2003.

"I believe that having won three Grand Slams per season three times, and two per year a couple of times, it's something do-able for me," said third-ranked Federer. "I only play 16-20 tournaments per year so I'm not overplaying, and that keeps the fire burning. I'm giving 100 per cent for each and every tournament that I play because I don't play a ton of tournaments. The motivation is huge for the next few years and obviously if I can win Grand Slams that's fantastic, but they are not the only motivation over the next few years."



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