Australian Lleyton Hewitt is looking forward to the Olympic Games in London later this month.
Hewitt is ranked no. 233 in the world and has reached the semi finals of this week's Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, also being played on grass.
It is his first semi final in two years on the tour.
"It worked perfectly to come here before I go back to London and get ready for the Olympics," Hewitt commented. "Any time I get an opportunity to represent Australia, it means a lot. I've done it in terms of Davis Cup, but the Olympics is a little bit different.
..."To be able to play on grass, which is my favourite as a tennis player, is going to be great.
"It was nice to be able to get some rhythm this week . . . I feel like I've been getting better as every match went on."
"It's been good. I wasn't sure what to really expect this week coming back to playing after having 4 1/2 months off," he said, adding: "I had a couple of rough draws at Queens and Wimbledon (this year)."
Hewitt meets American Rajeev Ram in the semi finals on Saturday