Roger Federer Wimbledon 2019

‘My Wimbledon goals are high,’ admits Roger Federer

Roger Federer admits his Wimbledon goals are high after a successful spell at the French Open and a first grass court win in Halle yesterday. 

Playing his first grass-court match in almost two years, Federer battled past qualifier Ilya Ivashka in the first round of the ATP 500 event in Germany, winning 7-6(4), 7-5.

The Swiss star began his grass court swing after an impressive run at the French Open before deciding not to continue in the fourth round to avoid ‘pushing himself too quickly’.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who openly admitted he had his eyes firmly set on Wimbledon, believes the three matches he got under his belt in Paris will only help his performances on the grass.

“For me here [in Halle] this week, I feel I have a little less pressure because I was able to play three matches in Paris, so it is not as if I have to chase matches,” Roger Federer said.

“Winning today was nice as it gives me at least two matches here.”

“The season starts around now but I have been focused this week, recovering from Paris. My Wimbledon goals are high, they have to be high, or I wouldn’t be playing, and anything I get here in terms of matches is positive for Wimbledon.”

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