Roger Federer: I’m Looking Forward to a Few Days Off [Video]
by Tom Gainey | May 13th, 2011

Here’s a very disappointed looking Roger Federer speaking to the press yesterday after his third-set tiebreak loss to Richard Gasquet.

Federer lost to Gasquet 46, 76(2), 76(4) in the third round at the Rome Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

The Swiss former No. 1 says he played poorly while Gasquet’s level improved throughout the match.

Federer says he’ll now have a few days off to rest before training hard for the French Open which begins in eight days. Federer will be the No. 3 seed in Paris. The draw will be released a week from now!

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5 Comments for Roger Federer: I’m Looking Forward to a Few Days Off [Video]

Skeezerweezer Says:

Chin up Rog!

kriket Says:

Few days? Hell, take the whole month Rog, it’s not like you’re gonna win the Roland Garros :)

No, seriously, I wish Fed would get his game back and make tournaments that more interesting. His game is definitely missed by all tennis afficionados, because his style is unique among the top players. It’s not interesting watching a player like Fed and expecting him to lose a match.

Dory Says:

I can’t comment before the FO draw comes out but last two Slams RF has run into a very in-form Djokovic. The losses before those at last year’s FO and Wimby were more concerning but then Soderling also has done something at the FO two years in a row for everyone to take notice (knocked the No.1 player out). Let’s not forget Roger’s been seminfinalist at the FO in 2005, runner up in 2006, 2007, 2008 and won in 2009. Grand Slams is where the top 3 are distinctly superior to all the other players on tour. Of course Roger will have to probably beat both Nadal and Djokovic now but I won’t count him out before the quarters. And after that anything can happen. Seems unlikely given Roger’s recent losses to lower ranked players like Gasquet and Melzer but not impossible. Go Rog!

M Says:

Oh, Roger, Roger my darling.

Stop talking. Go practice.

(And I’m talking about your focus. Your shots are fine. That match with Richard – who played wonderfully – was down to a few points. Practice your focus.)

Lynne Says:

‘I’m looking forward to a few days off’ – talk about making lemonade out of lemons. I wouldn’t call winning the first set and having the other two go to tiebreaks ‘playing poorly’. I don’t think he’s going to win the French Open though, or any other tournaments for that matter. But I’m glad he’s staying on the tour.

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