Roger Federer reveals what he was told before Rafael Nadal trophy presentation Federer got his ATP World Tour Finals tournament off to a winning start with victory over Jack Sock today. However, the 36-year-old was forced to wait to speak to Sky Sports after Nadal was presented with a trophy for ending the year as world No1. But has insisted he has no bitterness about it – despite having been made to wait. I was supposed to do the Sky Sports interview afterwards, but the Rafa trophy presentation was going on,” he said. “They said, is it okay to wait? I said, well, yeah, I better wait because this is a big deal. This is a huge thing. All the players were playing for world No 1 but he was better throughout the year. “He played more tournaments. He was incredibly successful throughout. “I dont have any regrets because I feel like in my stage of my competition, my age, either it comes to me or it doesnt. He had more gas left in the tank than I did. I couldnt play as much as Ive wanted, or I overplayed anyway. “My only regret was I would have loved to be in contention through the Montreal final, Cincinnati and US Open. “But things evaporated very quickly after he won the US Open. Thats when he made his final push, in Asia. That was it for me really. In some ways Im happy he clinched it because he deserves it. “And like this, I can focus on playing the tournament, and not having to talk about that at the same time. “But, sure, I would have loved to be No 1, but you cant be it with that many tournaments, so its no problem for me..