9/6/12 8:11 PM | Johan Lindahl
Roger Federer said he needs a few days to ponder what went wrong for him in his US Open quarterfinal, which he lost in four sets to Czech Tomas Berdych.
The Swiss will huddle with his coaches to go over one of the few blemishes of an otherwise standout summer season.
It was the second time Berdych had ambushed the No. 1 late in a major after doing it at the Wimbledon quarters in 2010. Federer was coming off a seventh Wimbledon title, an Olympic silver medal and the Cincinnati Masters title before falling in New York.
"I've got to go back to the drawing board from here and see what's really the priority," said Federer, who had been bidding for an 18th Grand Slam trophy but still retains a strong grip on the top ATP ranking.
"The goal (No. 1 after winning Wimbledon) has been achieved, but now this is disappointing for me. We'll see where I go from now and if I go to Davis Cup or not, about what's to come for the remainder for the season."
Federer has been picked for the Swiss team to play next weekend in Amsterdam against the Netherlands, in a Davis Cup tie with the winner to remain in the World Group. But he has left his options open on participation.
"This is obviously is a setback, but again, season is not over," he said. "I hope to finish strong at the end, and particularly in the indoor season."
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