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5-time US Open champion Roger Federer gets set for another shot at winning his 18th grand slam. The Swiss maestro is participating in his 56th consecutive grand slam, a mark which ties the all time record, shared with Wayne Ferreira. He is coming off a highly competitive match against Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati and is eager to re-energize his season.

“Clearly when I come here I don’t just look at trying to make quarters,” Federer said. “I’m here trying to win the tournament, but it starts at the very beginning and that is Monday I’m playing, I heard, so that’s really where the focus is right now.”

Roger Federer US Open 2013 Preview

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“It’s important that I concentrate on my game and that the passion is there, that I work the right way, that I’m prepared, and then that I feel like I can win a tournament,” Federer said. “(I) clearly want to move up from here. I only have the quarters to defend, so I hope I can add some points to the rankings.”

Video clip: Roger Federer practices with Ricardas Berankis earlier today on Arthur Ashe stadium (via US Open Instagram)

Roger Federer practiced with Stan Wawrinka on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Roger Federer Media Day Press Conference (via USOpen.org)

Federer media day US Open 2013 press conference

Source: ATP World Tour

Watch full coverage of the 2013 US Open on FF07tv, starting Monday, August 26. View the full draw here. See Roger Federer’s Nike outfit for day and night sessions here.

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