Roger Federer happy with 2011 form

Roger Federer is happy with his form this year despite having

won only one title, saying he hopes to keep playing ”for a long

time.”

Speaking Monday at the Madrid Open, the 16-time Grand Slam

winner says ”once you reach a good level in tennis it fills you

with a lot of motivation. I hope I can do it for a long time.”

Federer won the Doha title in January and has a 24-5 record this

year, but lost his No. 2 ranking to Novak Djovokic after losing

three times to the Serb in 2011.

The Swiss star says ”I struggled in Dubai” when losing in

straight sets to Djovokic in the final, ”but Miami was OK until I

met Nadal in the semifinal.”

Federer says he has been in the ”gym getting ready for Madrid

and a tough stretch ahead until Wimbledon.”