Roger Federer admits he needs a break after Wimbledon heartbreak, and confirms which event he’ll skip
Roger Federer says he may be need more time than he actually has to ready himself for the US Open after his Wimbledon heartbreak.
The 37-year-old was defeated in an absolutely epic Wimbledon final on Centre Court, finally falling in a fifth-set tiebreak after five hours with the scores locked at 2-2 and 12-12.
However, having played the clay court season for the first time in three years before Wimbledon, he is now worried that his US Open preparation could be impacted by his heavier than usual schedule.
That will mean that he will skip the Rodgers Cup which starts August 3, before returning to the tour a week later for the Cincinnati Open.
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“There’s a lot of positives to take away from the journey I’ve been on for the past few months,” Federer said following the loss to Djokovic.
“I mean, looking ahead, we had decided in the team that I was going to skip Montreal anyway already a week ago, and just give myself enough time – I wish I had more, but I don’t.
“So I’m just going to take enough time off, what I can, and then prepare for Cincinnati and get going from then on again.”
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