Roger Federer, the Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals, has remarked at the ATP World Tour Finals in London that he is always surprised to find the anti-doping guy missing when he talks off the court after winning a tournament.

Federer added he believes tennis player should undergo more anti-doping tests so that the sport does not suffer with the same problems that have plagued sports like cycling and athletics. The 17-times grand slam champion also called for more out-of-competition tests.

Speaking at a news conference at London’s O2 Arena, Federer said he thinks the world governing body of tennis is trying its best but there are some things that still need to be taken care of. The tennis star also commented that you should know that you will be tested whenever you make the quarter-finals of a tournament, when the points are greater, and the money is greater. The Swiss tennis player also said he is even happy to keep the tests for longer as that is the way to scare people.

Federer broadly endorsed the comments of fellow tennis star Andy Murray. World No 1 Novak Djokovic said he had received ‘three or four’ visits at home from anti-doping officials this year. Djokovic added he however feels the daily whereabouts rule of giving location for one hour every day could prove to be excessive at times but added the current system was doing its job.

Federer expressed confidence in the Swiss anti-doping model but remarked out-of-competition testing was still not frequent enough. Considered by many players and commentators as the greatest tennis player of all time, Federer said he feels like the Swiss program is tough and strict but out-of-competition testing could definitely increase as well.

The world No. 3 said he still thinks that should happen more on a frequent basis and added he is sure that the Swiss anti-doping agency does things how it should be done, so you can try to imagine how others do it. The Swiss professional tennis player also remarked he has been tested out of competition about five times this year and added there needs to be more resources. Federer also said players need to feel that there are going to be tests so they will shy away from any silly thought they might have.

Federer turned professional in 1998 and held the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks that included 237 consecutive weeks. The Swiss star won 17 Grand Slam singles titles and reached the Wimbledon final ten times and each Grand Slam final at least five times (an all-time record). The Swiss tennis star has won the most matches in Grand Slams (297) and reached a record 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. Federer also won the Olympic gold medal with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka in doubles at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and conquered the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The tennis player was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years (2005–2008).

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