‘I was explosive’ – Roger Federer delighted with form after dominant display in Basel
Roger Federer described his game as “explosive” as he steamrollered Peter Gojowczyk in the first round of the Swiss Indoors Basel.
Federer was at his brilliant best to comfortably dismiss Gojowczyk 6-2, 6-1 and earn his 21st win in a row in the tournament.
And, speaking after he match, he explained what was working so well for him.
“I thought it was good,” Federer told the ATP.
“I got into the match well [and] had a good feeling. Felt like I was explosive to the ball [and] served well when I had to.
“Maybe could have avoided some opening point service troubles but other than that I thought I was really tough out there today.
While the scoreline may look straightforward, Federer was keen to hail Gojowczyk, who he believes is better than his 112 ranking suggests.
“I think indoors suits Peter’s game, he can just throw the ball up and go for it,” Federer said.
“He sometimes struggles in the wind or when the sun is out with his serve but today that was not an issue.
“So it was really up to me to beat him off the baseline and make sure I was the more consistent and aggressive player off the baseline and I was able to do that. So I’m just very happy the first round is over.
“I’m into the tournament, get a day off, get ready for Wednesday and play another tough match hopefully.”
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