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R. FEDERER/A. Murray 4‑6, 7‑5, 6‑3, 6‑4

ROGER FEDERER

 

Q.  A seventh.  Got to feel unbelievable.  But how different does it feel because of the circumstances around here?  Very unusual today.

ROGER FEDERER:  Yeah, I mean, I think any Grand Slam final, particularly here at Wimbledon, are unusual.  You never quite get used to it.  Today was unique because of playing Andy.  Obviously, you know, being able to play or finish a match under the roof, I don’t think that’s ever been done before here for a final.  So that’s been different, as well.  And nice, of course.

I know the occasion and how big it was for Andy and myself.  I’m happy I got a victory today, but obviously it was a very, very special ‑‑ I mean, yeah, we’ll talk more about it I guess as questions will come.

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R. FEDERER/M. Youzhny 6‑1, 6‑2, 6‑2

 

ROGER FEDERER

 

Q.  It looked very routine again for you.

ROGER FEDERER:  Yes.  I have a good matchup I guess with Youzhny for some reason, because he is a good player and makes it hard normally for players.  I had a tough one with him here last year.

I’m obviously excited about this result here today.

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R. FEDERER/X. Malisse 7‑6, 6‑1, 4‑6, 6‑3

 

ROGER FEDERER

Q.  Can you describe why you called for a trainer, what was going wrong at that point.

ROGER FEDERER:  Yeah, I mean, I felt the back going the beginning of the first set, and then I played on it maybe three, four games.  I asked for the trainer, the doctor to come out to just talk about it.  So I decided to have treatment inside.

Yeah, I guess it must be a mix of maybe from the five‑setter and the two days off and the cold wind today.  So I guess it was unlucky in this regard.  Fortunately I pulled out the match the way I did today.

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R. FEDERER/J. Benneteau 4‑6, 6‑7, 6‑2, 7‑6, 6‑1

 

ROGER FEDERER

 

 

Q.  How did you feel when you finished that match today?

ROGER FEDERER:  Well, I felt great, obviously.  It’s always one of the best feelings coming back from two sets to love in a Grand Slam, I guess, and in particular here at Wimbledon where I have been able to do it before.

So I have been there, but obviously not with the roof closed.  That made the atmosphere very special out there.

I really thought the crowd really got into it.  For the players it was obviously great to be part of such a match.  When you come through, it’s even a better feeling because your spirits are lifted up and you’re still in the tournament and you’ll get another chance.

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R. FEDERER/F. Fognini 6‑1, 6‑3, 6‑2

 

ROGER FEDERER

 

 

Q.  Fognini, he was sort of frustrated.  Did you notice that?  Did you feel he didn’t think in his possibilities?

ROGER FEDERER:  I thought he tried hard, to be quite honest.  Obviously grass court, it’s hard to get into the match when you’re down.  I was serving well.  You’re not going to get many chances throughout a set maybe against me when I’m serving well like that and able to vary with my serve.

So obviously it’s frustrating and you’re trying, but even as hard as you try, sometimes you don’t really get into it, right?  That’s grass‑court tennis.

You have to be extremely patient and really focus on your own service games, focus on what you can control.  I guess maybe this is where maybe a little bit ‑‑ I don’t consider him a clay‑court player, but on clay, if you do play well, you will get your chances; whereas on grass it’s not automatically the case.

He was down in the score quickly.  After that things get a bit complicated.  I didn’t think it was that easy of a match maybe.  Really tried to focus hard and made sure I played sort of a clean match, which I was able to do again today.

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R. FEDERER/A. Ramos 6‑1, 6‑1, 6‑1

 

ROGER FEDERER

 

 

Q.  You got a chance to work on your serve and volley a lot today.  How did it feel?

ROGER FEDERER:  Yeah, I was able to do that a bit more than I thought I could.  I was happy with the way things progressed during the match.  I was able to return well, almost break him every single time.

It was a good match for me, obviously.  I felt very good out there today.

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N. DJOKOVIC/R. Federer 6‑4, 7‑5, 6‑3

 

ROGER FEDERER

 

Q.  What went wrong during the match?

ROGER FEDERER:  I don’t know.  I mean, I thought he played well, you know, under tough conditions.  Yeah, and I wasn’t able to sustain maybe a solid enough game today, I guess.

That’s about it.

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R. FEDERER/J. Del Potro 3‑6, 6‑7, 6‑2, 6‑0, 6‑3

 

ROGER FEDERER

 

 

Q.  In the first two sets especially, I mean, it looked as if Del Potro’s resistance to your groundstroke rhythm had improved and he was playing much better than before in the groundstrokes.  Then in the rest of the match you suddenly seemed to take over.  What made the difference between the start and the end of the match?

ROGER FEDERER:  Well, I mean, comparing to this year’s matches, it’s obviously the first one on clay.  Conditions are slow, particularly on clay.  That makes it hard for a lot of variation.  You don’t get any free points on the serve.

Anything that’s maybe short rallies and chips and down the line shots, it’s a better match for me.  He obviously like to go back into backhand and then rip the forehand once he gets the chance.

I thought it was very good conditions for him.  I knew it was going to be tough anyway.  I have still been struggling to find my rhythm.  I did feel it in the first set, even though he was up two sets ‑‑ two breaks.  I was finding a way back and starting to feel better.

Just trying to figure out how to play a guy who returns from so far back on a slow court.  Do you try to serve through him?  Which I tried; didn’t work.  Or do I try and move it around a bit.  And that worked a bit better, but it was really in the mix‑up that, you know, I found success.

Second set was a tough, you know, set for me to lose, but he played a really good breaker and got the better of me.  But I was happy that the first two sets took some time, because I did favor myself once the match got longer.  That’s kind of how it came.

So I’m very happy with the way I fought and started in the third set, fourth set, and even in the fifth set where obviously it was the toughest, because that was his last chance and his resistance maybe was the biggest there.

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R. FEDERER/D. Goffin 5‑7, 7‑5, 6‑2, 6‑4

 

 

ROGER FEDERER

 

 

Q.  In terms of players who have made a first impression on you, where would you rate David Goffin?

ROGER FEDERER:  I thought he played really well.  Great impression.  You know, he took the ball early every time.  Don’t hit a very good shot, he can take advantage of that.

I guess for his size and, you know, he’s not the heaviest guy out there, it’s natural he’s gonna be a good mover, and his strengths lie sort of in the baseline game, right?  That’s what he showed today.  He’s got great potential in terms of his touch and the way he reads the game.  I thought it was an interesting match.

Obviously in some ways I guess it’s tough for me coming out not knowing exactly what his favorite patterns are in the game, the way he serves, when he does what.

But, no, he impressed me, and I enjoyed the match today.

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R. FEDERER/N. Mahut 6‑3, 4‑6, 6‑2, 7‑5 Read the rest of this entry »