Roger Federer: 'I'm in it to win it'

Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his face between points while playing Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Western & Southern Open on August 16, 2013
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Roger Federer insists that he stands a chance of winning this year's US Open.

Roger Federer has insisted that he is back to full fitness and capable of winning this year's US Open.

The Swiss had been struggling with a back problem, but is determined to silence his critics at the forthcoming grand slam.

"Clearly when I come here I don't just look at trying to make quarters, you know," he told reporters. "I'm clearly here trying to win the tournament, but it starts at the very beginning and that's Monday."

The 32-year-old is seeded seventh for the tournament following a troubled year on the court, but was quick to downplay his current world ranking.

"The rankings fluctuate a lot, especially if you don't play so well," he said. "If you play great you move up or go down rather quickly," he added.

"The ranking actually itself is secondary but I have looked at the rankings my whole life. I used to be incredibly excited on Monday seeing how many spots my ranking went up or down.

"Usually it was more excited that it was going up. The older you get the less you pay a bit of attention about it. But nevertheless, clearly want to move up from here."

Federer will take on Slovenia's Grega Zemlja in the first round of the US Open.

Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his face between points while playing Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Western & Southern Open on August 16, 2013
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
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19United States John Isner2,110
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