Here’s a brief soundbite from Roger Federer’s press conference today at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
Federer is a two-time champion at the Canadian Open where he won in 2004 and 2006 (both in Toronto). Last year in Toronto Federer lost to Andy Murray in the final. In his last appearance in Montreal Federer he choked the match away to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2009.
In his first match Federer will play the winner of Juan Ignacio Chela and Candian Vasik Pospisil. The former No. 1 hasn’t won a tour title since Doha at the start of the season.
Federer will celebrate his 30th birthday tomorrow (Monday, August 8).
“Well, it’s not going to affect anything really,” Federer said last week about his birthday. “Honestly, very often, I did come to Canada, it was my birthday. Canadians always make a big deal about my birthday. It’s not going to be very different this time around. This time it’s even a bigger one sort of because it’s a round number. But I always like enjoying my birthday I don’t want to say in public, but at a tournament maybe around that time. So for me it’s not something completely different or new. I’m looking forward to turning 30.”
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