After being reassured with three victories on clay at Roland-Garros, Roger Federer finds his favorite surface in Halle, the grass, and intends to be ambitious for his great goal which is Wimbledon.
Roger Federer is back in his garden. Ten times winner and title holder of the ATP tournament in Halle, the Swiss will launch his grass season in Germany a few days after giving up going beyond the knockout stages at Roland Garros, not wishing to strain his body too much. on a surface for which it has too rarely shone. Present this Thursday during a press conference made on video, the world number 8 ensures that, for him, ” the most important period begins now Of his season.
Since his return to competition at the Doha tournament last March, Roger Federer has never hidden that his only goal was to perform at Wimbledon, which starts on June 28 and which he won. eight times and of which he was the finalist of the last edition organized in 2019. While Alexander Zverev, semi-finalist of Roland-Garros, and Daniil Medvedev are also announced on the lawn of Saxe-Anhalt, Roger Federer arrives with ambition. ” I wanna show my best lawn tennis and play to win, said the Swiss during this press conference. For me it’s very easy on grass, I don’t even need a day to feel good on the grass. “
To support his point, the Bâlois claims to have felt during his first training sessions ” how easily everything becomes automatic again on grass “. Ahead of the Halle tournament, Roger Federer also confided that success would be important for the rest of his season. “ A victory would show that I am on the right track to regain confidence and pleasure. », Assures the Swiss. However, for him, ” the most important is that I do not hurt myself “.