Roger Federer: Physically I Feel Very Strong And I’m Fresh
by Tom Gainey | May 23rd, 2014, 1:38 pm
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Former champion Roger Federer sounds french and confident on the eve of the 2014 French Open. The former No. 1 met with the press today and said he’s in top physical form.

“It’s an important stretch now for me, and I don’t want to come into this tournament uninspired or tired. That will be the worst thing.

“I feel very strong. I always hoped that around March, April time this year I was going to be feeling strong again, that I was able to catch up on the lost time I had last year.

“That’s how I feel. It’s been really solid in practice; no setbacks in matches; I have been able to back them up time and time again. So, yeah, I’m very confident if I need to go deep in a match or play tough matches in a row.”

Federer recently added two new family members, but Lenny and Leo are causing any problems.

“They sleep that much that I don’t feel bad yet going out of the room and coming back,” said Federer. “Because I was home and it gave me more time to train, I think I have become a touch stronger in the last few weeks and months really.

“Things are fairly normal. Clearly, there is a bit more happening,” he said. “But Mirka takes care of most of it. I hold them as much as I can, but I clearly also want to go out and about with the girls.”

Federer’s first round opponent in a very soft part of the draw is Lukas Lacko, a player Federer says he’s familiar with. He’ll play either Sunday or Monday.


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7 Comments for Roger Federer: Physically I Feel Very Strong And I’m Fresh

Tennis lover Says:

This is a great opportunity for maestro..I predict an early nadal exit this year at RG. It may be in 2nd round or quarter..but, if he passes that he’ll likely to win RG 9TH time no matter who he plays in the final. While, for Fed, he needs someone dumping Nadal as well as producing TMF level. His form has been inconsistent lately, he needs to strengthen his serve and return and cut down UE significantly if he hopes to win the coveted title.


RZ Says:

Allez Fed!


Sebastian Says:

I’m sure Federer is ready to play on the court but it will always be difficult for him to compete against Rafa and Novak.


Goatexpert Says:

Its Nadal versus Djoke. Nobody else has a decent shot. At nearly 33, Fed (actually nobody) can hold it together if the match goes deep into the 4th or the 5th set. We have seen it many times – he starts to get tired and making errors. What else would a 33 year old do?? The game is too physical these days.

I guess Fed still hopes for one last Wimbledon – the only place where he could win if he gets lucky (like Sampras got in 2002, when he won the USO without facing a top 5 player in any round!).


metan Says:

Papa Fed, this is bloody muddy RG not green green grass at home Wimbledon , no. Just saying.


Dan Martin Says:

My predictions are up here http://tennisabides.com/2014/05/24/roland-garros-2014-draw-analysis-and-predictions/ I think Federer gets to the quarters, but loses to Bautista Agut or maybe Gulbis takes him out before the quarters.


madmax Says:

Dan, Gulbis is always so unpredictable. That is the problem. Then again, so is Fed, though he has played extremely well during the 2014 season, with one minor blip, he is still a dark horse. He has the experience to do well, but how far he goes, nobody knows – certainly in with a decent shot though. 33 or not. One would hope for a good tournament for Fed.

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