In a recent interview to We Love Tennis, Lucas Pouille spoke about how it felt like to practice with Roger Federer for many times, mostly in Dubai. The Frenchman praised the Swiss. 'For him it's a pleasure to play and practice all day', Pouille said. 'After a 20-year career, you could feel tiredness, lack of motivation to go practicing, go out there.
It's not the case. It's always an incredible pleasure to play, enjoy sometimes like a kid on court. That's what surprised me the most.' Asked if he was surprised by Federer's comeback in 2017, the world No.
11 replied: 'It's not really surprising because in 2016, when he stopped to take care of his knee, I trained a lot with him in the winter period and I had already found him very strong. He was already extremely well prepared.
Wr thought that he would have probably won the (2017) Australian Open and he did it. From there, he lost very less.' Speaking about his own season, Pouille stated: 'Roland Garros is the most important goal of the season.
Unfortunately, a tournament is not a season. For me, 2018 will be a success if I qualify for London Masters. In order to get there, you have to do well in the ATP 250s and 500s, but especially in the Grand Slams and Masters 1000s.'