Federer: There are a million reasons to be motivated

Roger Federer has assured his fans his hunger and desire for success in tennis remains as strong as ever.

The Swiss ace is currently taking a break from the sport after making his best start to a season since 2006.

Federer has won three of the four tournaments he's taken part in this year. That included an 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open and pulling off the 'Sunshine Double' with wins in Indian Wells and Miami.

His incredible success was all the more surprising considering it came after a six-month injury-enforced lay-off – a testament to just how great an athlete he is.

The 35-year-old has achieved more in the sport than any other player, but he continues to be motivated to achieve more.

"I still enjoy travelling the tour, otherwise I wouldn't be here, playing in front of fans, doing fun events, it might be speaking to the media sometimes, or doing it all with my family or my team. Playing for my country. There are a million reasons to be motivated," Federer said.

"I am very relaxed, maybe more relaxed than I've been in a long time. I think I am also rejuvenated, refreshed after the break I had last year.

"I really thought that I was gonna be top ten maybe by midyear, hopefully by the end of the year. Expectations were so low just because of the nature of the year I had last year, so all of a sudden things are going great and so I just want to keep it that way. I just want to stay positive right now."