Roger Federer: If Things Click I Should Be Able To Win Wimbledon

by Tom Gainey | June 22nd, 2014, 12:33 am

Not surprisingly Roger Federer is in positive mind frame entering Wimbledon. The Swiss has won the event seven times and it’s the site of his most recent Slam victory in 2012.

And Federer comes into the tournament playing good tennis following a Halle title last weekend.

“I feel like I’m a contender for the tournament,” Federer told the media on Saturday at Wimbledon. “I feel like if things click here, I should be able to win the tournament; whereas at Roland Garros I feel like I’m slightly more dependent on [Nadal].

“[When I play at Wimbledon] it’s more on my racquet. As soon as that’s the case, you are more confident in your chances.

“[Winning] Halle I think helped me in the sense that I know that things are good on grass. I’m not coming in from a bad Halle, a bad Wimbledon last year, then I would have more question marks.”

Federer was placed in a advantageous section of the draw with friend Stan Wawrinka as his top contender. But last year a good draw proved no worth as the lowly Sergei Stakhovsky stunned the former No. 1.

“I clearly want to do better than last year, there’s no doubt about it,” he said. “I had too many hiccups leading into Wimbledon and I probably felt those [results]. Plus, Stakhovsky did play well, so you’ve got to give him credit.

“I hope to utilize my fitness, the amount of matches I’ve played this year. So I’m really coming in with a much better feeling than maybe in the last year.”

And Federer is injury free.

“It’s a pleasure being healthy and really fit and eager to give it a go again,” Federer added. “This year I feel all the options are there: return, serve, serve and volley, my backhand – everything is working to my liking. For that reason, I feel I’m a bit more relaxed mentally because I know it is there.”

The father of four will play Tuesday against Italian Paolo Lorenzi.

Federer is also making his Wimbledon debut with former champion Stefan Edberg.

The Swiss also talked about leaving the ATP Player Council after six years.

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17 Comments for Roger Federer: If Things Click I Should Be Able To Win Wimbledon

Patson Says:

Optimism personified – Roger Federer. Roger is the sort of guy who would still be confident of human survival even if a comet as big as Jupiter would strike planet Earth in less than 10 seconds. Now deep down whether he is or isn’t confident, you may never know but what he says definitely exudes confidence. And it might actually get him one more major.

madmax Says:

Roger’s interview, where he says he is “a contender”.

Also, some really great interviews afterwards from Novak, Nadal and Murray.

Darren Cahill things that Fed will win his 18th GS.

Michael Says:

Great to see Roger full of confidence ahead of his quest for his unprecedented 8th Wimbledon title. I am not sure as to whether he can reproduce the magic of his yester years, but it is good to see him exuding confidence. Roger can still spring a surprise as he has to navigate a relatively easy draw and early elimination of Rafa could help his cause.

Goatexpert Says:

Its Becker versus Edberg all over again. Edberg is 2-1 over Becker in Wimbledon finals. Lets see.

Nirmal Kumar Says:

I don’t see any result beyond a quarters for Roger. If he gets beyond that, it would be a big surprise. This is a wimbledon for Nadal’s taking. He should get it considering he is going to be completely stress free after winning FO against Novak. He is full of confidence and nothing in tennis like watching Nadal play confidently.

skeezer Says:

Good to hear Fed is feeling good. No fears nor excuses coming in to Wimby. A true Champ! Best of luck Fed.

Giles Says:

Clickety click! Lol

Giles Says:

Hey skeezer. I just spotted your camping gear outside Wimbledon. Have a blast! Hehehe

Gorgeous George Says:

Yes, good to hear that he’s finally stopped talking about his back (for now).

If he actually won as much as he talked up his game, he’d still be No. 1.

Cushy draw should put him into semis though. Dirt ballers and oldies lol.

Hope he meets Nadal.

madmax Says:


I don’t think so somehow. Try talking to your own champ about the injuries. We really don’t need to go there anymore now do we?

Cushy draw? You mean the one that Rafa just had at the FO?

For anyone interested in seeing the attire of all the players at Wimby, (of course it’s white, but with a twist!). Here you go, Fed, Rafa, Novak, Murray.



(Novak) – who has also cancelled his wedding this weekend! (What a crazy idea in the first place to conflict with Wimby, what was he thinking?!) TO BE REARRANGED HOWEVER.


Not long now!

FedExpress Says:

@Nirmal Kumar

“This is a wimbledon for Nadal’s taking.”

seriously or are you drunk??????????

Patson Says:

This Wimbledon will be Ivo Karlovic’s last chance to ace his way to the trophy. It would be THE most awesome thing to see Dr. Ivo lifting the trophy by simply serving aces and doing nothing else. I wish Dr. Ivo luck !

judee Says:

@patson lol

jane Says:

madmax, thank you for the link but i didn’t see nole’s wimbledon attire in that article. also, i’ve read conflicting things about the wedding. some have reported that nole canceled his wedding until after wimbledon, like this link you’ve provided; however others, including some serbian sites, reported that his wedding was always scheduled for july 9th, after wimbledon. so i am not sure i would put much stock in what the daily mail says in this case.

Okiegal Says:

There’s not much you can do with all white kits……except add some red shoes like Fed did last year and then get called out on it. I thought that was ridiculous of the Wimby heads. Then they let Serena continue to wear the red bloomers…..thought that was discrimination towards Roger. If I had been Roger I would have kicked up about it……..but maybe he wasn’t privy to Serena’s red bottoms!~ LOL

Okiegal Says:

ESPN showing a nice piece on Andy……I’m anxious for his match to get started.

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