Federer is gunning for his 100th ATP title this week as he enters the Paris Masters for the first time in three years.
The world No 3 won the Swiss Indoors last week but will face sterner competition in the French capital.
Djokovic and Nadal are the favourites to win the tournament and they could meet in the final which would intensify their battle for the year-end world No 1.
Meanwhile, Federer’s target is to try and add as many titles to his name before he retires – although he has ruled out catching Jimmy Connors’ professional era record of 109.
“I can play only a certain number of tournaments but of course: titles are one of the reasons why I still play, besides fans, and because I like playing tennis,” Federer said.
“But I don’t think of Connors’ record. Even if I am a step closer to him, but also one more step forward to the 100th.
“Even if I could do it, it would be great. But 100 is clearly the goal now. It could happen in any tournament, and that’s an extra motivation.
“But it’s not easy. I have a family, some goals – Wimbledon, ATP Finals, Basel.”
How to watch Paris Masters on TV?
Sky Sports are the main broadcaster of the Paris Masters for viewers in the UK.
Sky Sports Arena (Sky channel 409) will broadcast every match live up until the final, which will instead be shown on Sky Sports Action (Sky channel 408).
Coverage of the opening four days begins at 10am and spans right through until 9.30pm.
When the quarter-finals kick off on Friday the play is split into two sections. The day matches take place between 1pm and 5pm, while the night session gets underway at 6.30pm and concludes around 10.30pm.
The semi-finals will be beamed, again on Sky Sports Arena, from 1pm on Saturday, with the final getting underway on Sky Sports Action at 2pm on Sunday.
How to watch Paris Masters online?
Sky Sports’ coverage means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app.
It is available to download on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
Source : EXPRESS