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is over for me," Cilic said. NEW YORK

  • 02 April 2019
    The season may be over, but Red Bull couldnt stop itself having one last swipe at its rivals ahead of Christmas.In a seasonal message to its fans, the Austrian-owned team posted a cartoon of its two Red Bull F1 cars leading a Mercedes and a Ferrari. On the rear wings are messages aimed at its rivals, with one apparently addressed to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and another to Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.Ahead of the Mercedes is a rear wing reading Hows my driving? Call Jos on +31 3333, while the Ferrari is stuck behind the message Hows my driving? Call Charlie Whiting.The first message is a reference to a phone call between Wolff and Red Bull driver Max Verstappens father, Jos, in which the Mercedes boss allegedly told Verstappen Snr to advise his son not to get involved in the title battle. 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The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. NEW YORK -- Maybe Roger Federer could play the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open. Or sit out the Rio Games and make it to New York.The 17-time major champion contemplated both scenarios, holding out hope as long as he could that hed find a way to enter at least one of the big events in August.In the end, his balky left knee wouldnt allow him to do either.At a meeting with doctors and trainers, Federer recalled, Everybody said, `You need a break -- right now.So the Swiss great announced in late July that hed miss the rest of the season, by far the longest layoff of a remarkably healthy career.Federer, who turned 35 this month, was in Manhattan on Wednesday to talk about playing tennis next year at the new Laver Cup team event. But for the first time since 1999, hes not preparing for the U.S. Open.He underwent an arthroscopic procedure in February to repair torn cartilage -- the first surgery of his career. Federer hasnt played since his Wimbledon loss to Milos Raonic, in which he fell awkwardly and called the trainer to check on what had become a nagging knee problem.I never really had pain, funny enough, Federer said Wednesday. It just felt unstable.Then there was the swelling.When its swollen, you cant compete at the best level, he added.An MRI didnt show anything distinctly different from before. For all his upbeat talk Wednesday about his future, Federer let some doubts seep in when he discussed the mystery of whats going on in the knee.Thats why, I think, its been to some extent frustrating, he said. At least if I had a lot of pain, or if the scan shows you thoroughly what exactly the problem is, then I think its easier to take a decision.I really hope Im not being misled by the knee that it doesnt feel painful. But its just not 100 percent. Thats why I just think the beating that I got in Wimbledon and the clay court season was just so complicated.Federer, who also skipped the French Open because of a bad back, didnt play tennis for five or six weeks and just now is starting to do a few things on the court. Hees focused on exercises to strengthen his left quadriceps, such as squats, so hell be physically ready once he ramps back up to his full workouts to prepare for Januarys Australian Open.ddddddddddddIt might have been possible to return for a couple of tournaments late in 2016, Federer said, but there was no point once he knew he would miss the bulk of the fall schedule.He reflected back to this past January, when the Laver Cup concept was unveiled at the Australian Open, and marveled: My God, I never thought I was going to have a year the way I had it.He hurt his knee while preparing a bath for his twin daughters, then later saw his record 65-appearance streak at major tournaments end. Federer wont win a title in a season for the first time since 2000. And now that he missed the Rio Games, his career could end without an Olympic singles gold medal.He insisted he hasnt missed competition yet, though maybe that will change when the U.S. Open starts next week. The quiet away from the spotlight has been nice, he said -- even if he quickly amended that to: Ive got four kids -- its a different quiet.Back in New York, site of five of his titles, Federer said he watched a lot of volleyball during the Olympics and spoke to Andy Murray after the Brit won gold. Despite Murrays recent run, Federer still believes Novak Djokovic is the favorite at the U.S. Open.No matter that the worlds top-ranked player has struggled by his standards since completing the career Grand Slam at Roland Garros -- Djokovic is just too good on the hard courts and too successful against Murray, Federer said.If the Serb does win to move within four major titles of Federers record, the man hes chasing will be forced to watch from afar.In a way its painful, just because I love this place, Federer said, and its hard watching the Olympics -- I would have loved to have competed there as well. ... Would have loved to win a medal. ' ' '