Roger Federer: Halle victory can be precursor for successful Wimbledon

Roger Federer Halle press conference PA

Roger Federer says that his victory in Halle can herald a successful Wimbledon for him this summer, as it has done in the past.

Federer lost in the final of Halle last year and then subsequently disappointed at Wimbledon, crashing out in the quarter-finals to Kevin Anderson.

However, he is very aware it can also happen the other way around.

“First I want to enjoy this one,” he told the ATP. I want to take a couple of days off.

“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,” Federer said.

“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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