Roger Federer made it clear on Monday in Stuttgart that the grass-court season is his priority. 'If I could choose between beating Rafa (Nadal) on clay and then eventually winning Roland Garros or winning Wimbledon, I would choose Wimbledon,' said Federer, who also revealed that he may choose whether to play on clay in 2019 after this year's US Open.
Federer also backed the three-week period between French Open and Wimbledon: 'All of the players have plenty of time. This week, next week, one more week. I come from the older generation, which is used to play the French Open, doing well there, and then having very little time with Halle and going straight to Wimbledon. Everything was pretty hectic. Now I feel like we have plenty of time. However, you need to be careful the week before Wimbledon with injuries. For me, it is a great feeling to come back as the defending champion.'