Roger Federer hopeful of Paris Masters final place

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer eyes a place in the Paris Masters final after his defeat of Richard Gasquet.

World number four Roger Federer has said that he hopes to make the final of the Paris Masters.

The 30-year-old beat Richard Gasquet on Thursday to set up a quarter-final tie against Juan Monaco.

The Swiss, who has never reached the final of the competition, has blamed a lack of preparation for previous disappointments.

"I feel very good," he said. "It's always at the end of the season, you've played a lot of tennis and in the past I've maybe not come in with the best possible preparation.

"The draws are really difficult here and it's not so simple to cruise to a final but I hope I can make it this year."

Federer has won all of his three previous matches against world number 34 Monaco.

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