‘I hope he can go deep here,’ Roger Federer wishes Andy Murray to go long at Wimbledon, expects a good run from himself too

In the press conference ahead of Wimbledon, Roger Federer reveals his mental and physical fitness and hopes Andy Murray has a good run at SW19.

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

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.”

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

“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

Roger Federer and Andy Murray
Roger Federer and Andy Murray

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.”

Roger Federer will open his Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against Adrian Mannarino. Although Federer will be the favorite to win the match, he will be wary of Mannarino’s recent form.

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