Here is the full transcript of Roger Federer interview as reported by http://bazonline.ch/.../story/16816078
Roger Federer is appearing for the 13th time at Swiss Indoors, Basel & hopes, its 13th Time lucky for him.
Roger Federer on ending 2012 Year-end as No. 1
"I do not have that in my hands. Thou,I want to be No. 1. Best that I can do is to finish the year with tournament wins in Basel, Paris and London. We will see how it comes out. If I'm not going to be No. 1, I hope to do well at these tournaments. I was surprised myself that I got the No. 1 ranking back so early.
With Wimbledon and the Olympic medal I have therefore already achieved all of my goals of the year.
I am glad that I am fit after such a long season."
How significant is Swiss Indoors, Basel for Roger Federer?
Roger Federer :: I was a ball boy here at Basel in 1997. I got inspiration to play at the top level from here. I got my first experience at top level in Basel (the first time, Federer played at Basel, he lost to Andre Agassi).
Roger Federer's GIF as a ball-boy at Basel in 1997 as edited by Fiona for her beautiful blog on Tumblr
On Fitness & Energy levels after such a long year
Roger Federer :: I've played a lot this year.I have to plan my life well. I've been on preparing for 2013. I'm glad that I'm through the grueling 2012 without any injury. From Madrid to Amsterdam, it was like an express train, I can not do that every year (hinting that he will shorten his Tennis schedule in 2013)."
About the lack of Training & Practice as he stated after losing to Andy Murray in the semis of Shanghai Masters, 2012
RF :: "If you practice enough, you tend to play even the toughest of balls in some-how.Like for example, me at Shanghai, I knew I hadn't practiced enough
Training does help you to give confidence & hunger to win. You have to play a
certain number of tournaments in order not to lose too many points.
Therefore, it is difficult to build a structure block."