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Published: 09:34 | 24/6/19

Federer hoping for successful Wimbledon


Roger Federer has turned his attention to Wimbledon after claiming a tenth title at Halle.

Federer has used the grass court event as his traditional warm-up event for Wimbledon throughout his career and his straight sets win over David Goffin  saw him join Rafael Nadal as the only player in the Open era to win a single event ten times.

Having lost in the final of Halle last year, Federer crashed out of Wimbledon at the quarter-final stage, but he is hoping for a different outcome this year when he returns to SW19 bidding for a ninth title.

“First I want to enjoy this one. I want to take a couple of days off," Federer told the ATP. “I’ll speak to the team to hear if they want to have one day, two days or three days off, or another day off during the week.

“I’m aware that usually when it went well for me here in Halle I’ve also had very successful Wimbledons.

“I’m not sure if every time but this definitely sets it up nicely and next to winning I also feel good physically.

“So that’s also a big week and it’s always important at my age I think to prove myself that I can last five matches in six days and tough ones along the way and actually feel the best on Sunday.

“So from that standpoint I think it’s very positive.”

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