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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperSports / TennisSoccerBasketballVolleyballTennisGolfTrack & FieldSwimmingMotorChinaStarsEditors Pick:Brazil World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto diesLippi to be coach of Chinas national team: reportRio 2016 Olympic GamesSilk Way RallyKobe BryantJust in:China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualification10:31Gremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coach10:12Spanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico Nacional09:59Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions League09:23Guoan swoops for Lucas08:41NBAs Shoemaker ending China stint08:41Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics07:58David Shoemaker to step down after seven years as NBA China CEO14:46Former Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in Brazil10:42Paraguay part ways with coach Arce10:28new srcMarquee(“ScrollMe”,0,1,808,30,30,3000,3000,30)Federer overwhelmed by support in ChinaBy Agence France-Presse in Shanghai (China Daily) Updated:2013-10-11 07:49Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallSwiss star relishes performing in front of wildly enthusiastic fansRoger Federer said on Wednesday he draws huge motivation from the fervent support he receives in China despite his slip from the pinnacle of the mens game.The Swiss has formed a special bond with fans in Shanghai after regular visits to the city over more than a decade, and the fact that he is no longer world No 1 barely seems to register.”It was crazy in the practice today. I mean, I expected some people to be there, but not sort of hanging over the fence and holding up the banner I believe in you,” said Federer. 
Roger Federer waves to the crowd after beating Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. In the third-round match on Thursday, Federer lost to Frenchman Gael Monfils, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 3-6. Peter Parks / Agence France-Presse”It was great energy, I must say. It gives me unbelievable motivation, inspires me to train hard, work hard, push further, you know, for that particular day, but also wanting to come back again next year, and again and again.”Federer, who is now ranked seventh in the world after a poor season by his own imperious standards, said time spent in China and his success around the world has helped him connect with fans.”The last few years have been an absolute blast on tour, and I hope it continues this way,” he said.Federer, 32, also spoke about his first few months on Twitter after holding an impromptu question and answer session on the social networking site the previous day.He fielded questions on everything from his travel wish list to his favorite TV shows and his shoe size.”Its definitely something I wanted to see how it developed, for other players, for the world really. Were people really actually excited about it, didnt care, didnt like it? I just wanted to wait and see,” he said.Its just a different way to connect to the fans, and Im having a good time with it. So far its been a lot of fun. I hope the fans also enjoy that they can connect with me,” he said.Federer is on the brink of qualifying for next months ATP World Tour Finals in London. He is in a tight battle with fellow Swiss Stanilas Wawrinka and Frenchman Richard Gasquet for the two final berths in the field of eight.Already qualified are world No 1 Rafael Nadal, No 2 Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer while Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych are virtually assured of making the event at Londons O2 Arena.World No 3 Andy Murray pulled out of the London tournament after back surgery.(China Daily 10/11/2013 page23)8.03KPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometownLi Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMost PopularWhats HotPlayers to watch at 2015 Shanghai Rolex MastersHighlightsRolex, a balance between tradition and innovationHighlights at China Open in photosLi Nas stand set new standardEuropean roundup-United top, Messi injured, Bayern perfectSpecialShanghai Rolex MastersIAAF World Championships Beijing 2015Beijing wins 2022 Winter Games bidLi Na retires from tennis…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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