Roger Federer: “I Hope I’m Peaking Here at Wimbledon” [Video]
by Tom Gainey | June 21st, 2011, 6:47 pm

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer stopped by the ESPN studio on Tuesday following his three-set win over Mikhail Kukushkin.

During the interview, Federer said last year he struggled from Australia through Madrid because of lack of match play, and that affected his play at the French Open and at the 2010 Wimbledon where he nearly lost in the first round to Alejandro Falla.

Federer adds that having coach Paul Annacone will help later in the week.

And new ESPN analyst Chris Evert jokingly revealed that when it comes to Federer that she’s almost a “borderline stalker”.

If he can win Wimbledon, Federer will tie Pete Sampras with seven career titles on the famed grass courts.

In the second round on Thursday Federer will play the 55th-ranked Adrian Mannarino of France.

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14 Comments for Roger Federer: “I Hope I’m Peaking Here at Wimbledon” [Video]

Kimmi Says:

go rog

dari Says:

wish I could say more about Rog’s match, but they didn’t play much of it on ESPN!
Haha, just noticed a funny line I didn’t notice on tv, when chrissy is talking about how she cried after his losses and roger says “oh, you’re more emotional than me? Not possible”
Good guy he can make fun of himself, too!
I hope I’m looking at the 2011 Wimbledon champ right there!
Go Fed

Kimmi Says:

yeah, i hope we are looking at him dari.

steve-o Says:

Come. On. Roger!!!

Skeezerweezer Says:

Twins, Wife, Suisse, Mercedes, Lindt. Despite all the things in your life, Grass has been in your blood six times before. You bleed green. Make it so. Right the Ship and continue to sail the course which no man has done before. And be careful, the great Evert stalks u!

Go Fed!

Rick Says:

ROG! You’re making me laugh again!(ROFL) I think he said something like this previously, too! I really don’t think that, he did that well at the French as everyone were speaking. Remember he got beaten many times on clay, before the French. And he had to go home to regroup. And he did had an easy draw as the French. And you fanboys could argue that, he took out Djokovic. Well, Novak was having all these wins this year. He gotta have his bad days ya know???? And Novak beat Federer like 3 times this year!!! And Federer choked many times at the Slams these couple of year! He was leading Del Potro at the 2009 US final. Ended up losing the title to Del Potro. And he choked at the US Open semi against Novak last year. And he choked with a 5-2 lead against Nadal at the French final few weeks ago. And he also choked in other matches as well, despite those matches were not being played the in Slams. And he was beaten by Hewitt on grass last year. And he also by Berdych at Wimbledon last year. I really don’t think that, he is as supreme on grass like he once did. Especially after Nadal knocked him off the king of grass title in 2008.

C.O.Z Says:

Rick, may I just point out Rafa has beaten Roger once on grass. Roger’s actually beaten Rafa more times on clay, so let’s be fair. 2008 was not a good year for Roger, as I’m sure you know he had mono and that affected him especially at the beginning of the year so he wasn’t practiced for Wimbledon.
last year, yes, that was poor, but if he says he was a bit injured from Halle and his confidence was knocked from Falla, i’ll believe it because it seems fair and he’s always been very honest.

So… if Rafa’s the new ‘king of grass’, did that make Roger the new ‘King of clay’ in 09?
btw, Roger had a more difficult draw than Rafa and Murray in the French this year. I wouldn’t say Roger’s draw was particularly hard until the semis, but neither were any of the top 4- well, maybe Novak v Delpo could have been a tricky one.

He WAS great at the French and I agree he did choke in the final, but to be fair- why did Rafa NEED to take a medical timeout to remove some strapping as Roger served for the set? He does that kind of thing a lot and it’s not very good sportsmanship.

Lol, I’m not being a fangirl here, I’m just making a few valid points. There are losses from Roger I won’t defend, but I think there are other factors to consider for Wimbledon.
I guess we’ll have to see how it goes, because making predictions from R1 matches is madness.

Anyway, nonsense aside- I very much hope Roger wins Wimbledon this year, I think he has an excellent chance.

madmax Says:

Rick you’re so boring. Really. You need to go find a job or something.

Great video. Rog, so funny, chrissie, even funnier – admitting to stalking roger! ha! how embarrassing for the fed. No wonder he put his head down!

We all love roger.

Come on Rog.

COZ. Dont bother with rick. He’s the major stalker here of roger. He LURVES him.

Queen Says:


Fed is thinking he is peaking after a win over Kukushkin We will se how he will be peaking the second week of Wimbledon. LOL

skeezerweezer Says:


Thanks for the great adoration of Fed. You expect him to have won more than 16 slams already cause he has supposedly choked away so many more.


Queen Says:

Rick my man, I got your back but this blog is only for herpies who think that FED is a holy cow. If you are not a FED worshipper they will eat you alive. Every other post is about his 16 GS going on 17, and the GOAT poop. They call your post boring but it has more wit than all of the “GO ROG” and “Allez” BS.

Michael Says:

Federer can still do it. He has the game, talent and variety to emerge successful even at his age. What he needs is belief that he can do it. Like any other Federer fan, I would want Federer to win his Seventh Wimbledon title equalling Sampras. What a record that would be in a year where Nadal equalled Borg’s record of six French Open titles ? The two legends of Tennis creating records in succession will remain unmatched in this Sport for ever. Infact Tennis is blessed with such Legends like Federer and Nadal dominating the Sport. Though I am a Federer fan, I am not opposed to Nadal. I like his determination, will and the urge to win every single point in a match which is a quality unparalleled. If not Federer, I would like Djokovic or Murray to win the Title. I think Nadal has the age to win another day, but not this time which I hope. More than a Champion what i love about Federer is that he is a fine human being with flair for charity through his Foundation. He is our Sports best Ambassador.

madmax Says:


you are sounding so familiar!

Queen Says:

Fed is thinking he is peaking after a win over Kukushkin We will se how he will be peaking the second week of Wimbledon. LOL

June 22nd, 2011 at 12:26 pm

That’s NOT what federer said. If you listened more carefully you would hear and READ that he ‘hopes’ to peak at wimbledon, just like EVERY other player on tour. Murray has said it, Novak has said it, Rafa has underplayed it – again.

Kukushkin played well and I think he now goes to a top 50 place if his performance was anything to go by.

This is what they all play for. Why is that so difficult to understand?

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