Pressure’s on Murray – Federer


Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:03

The 28-year-old Swiss set up a re-match of their 2008 US Open final meeting when he breezed through his semi-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in just an hour and 28 minutes to win 6-2 6-3 6-2.

“I don’t feel like the pressure is really on me having to do it again, because I did it before,” said Federer. “I think he really needs it more than I do. So I think the pressure is big on him.”

He added: “He’s in his second grand slam final now. I think the first one’s always a bit tougher than the second one.

“But he didn’t win the first one and I think that doesn’t help for the second one around.”

“Plus he’s playing me who has won many grand slams prior to that. I’ve been able to win here three times so I know what it takes and how to do it which is definitely an advantage.

“We’ll see how he’s going handle it. It’s not going to be easy for him, that’s for sure.

“He’s one match away. I’ll make sure it won’t happen.

“We’ll see how it goes.”


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