8-time champion Roger Federer is in London ahead of The Championships at All England Club and is ‘pumped’ to compete on the lush green lawns once again. He did his pre tournament press conference on Saturday and revealed his physical and mental state ahead of Wimbledon 2021.
Federer first spoke about his disappointing loss at Halle. “I mean, that feeling when I started not liking – when things derail. It was definitely also there’s ways to lose and a standard I set for myself how I go about things. In Halle I behaved almost like I did in my junior days. But I know it won’t happen at Wimbledon because I am pumped.”
“I think I got to take the positives out of these last few weeks that I’m actually here at Wimbledon right now and I have a chance,” he said.
Federer said that his current goal is to reach the second week. “I know if I get rolling, I get into the second week, which is the goal here right now, that I get stronger and stronger as every match goes by, I believe it’s very much possible. I come here feeling mentally strong rather with the last set I played in Halle, which was clearly not the standard I like.”
Federer wants nothing but good things for Andy Murray at Wimbledon
Earlier on Saturday, Roger Federer practiced with 2-time Champion Andy Murray. The duo shared a court after a long time and enjoyed each other’s company. In the press conference, Federer addressed the hitting he did with Murray and said that he looked in fine touch.
The Swiss also hoped that Murray will go deep in the tournament along with himself. “It was very nice sharing the court again with Andy. He looked good. I hope he can go deep here, have a nice run. Same for me.”