After a fabulous 2017, Roger Federer could be forgiven for not planning to change anything to his game for next season.
The 36-year-old has defied the odds to win two Grand Slam titles in a remarkable comeback year, having missed the last six months of 2016 with a knee injury.
Since returning to the ATP Tour, he has lost just four matches and is chasing his eighth title at the ATP Finals at the O2 this week.
Despite his success, the Swiss is not one to normally rest on his laurels and consistently searches for ways to improve.
He famously altered the size of his racquet head a few years ago, which has played a big factor in his resurgence at the very top of men’s tennis.
The Swiss is yet to sit down with his team regarding any technical aspects for the coming season but plans to adopt a fitness-heavy approach as he looks to prolong his career in his late 30s.
When asked whether he had any big changes up his sleeve for 2018, he replied: ‘Not really. I don’t have anything going on now.
‘I’m just preparing December – who to practise with. I know when I’ll return to practise, I know when I’ll train, I know when I’m going to leave for the Hopman Cup.
‘I think at the beginning I will be doing quite a lot of fitness just to make sure I get back into that.
‘The last year has been quite interesting because I’ve been able to do quite a lot of it – the last six weeks of last year I could do a lot on that and again on clay, I did another big blockade of physical work.
‘So I think to do that will be really key for me to stay strong and fast. The game itself, that’s something I need to discuss to work out what we need to focus on.’