Roger Federer wants to leave Halle being fully healthy. The Swiss played seven matches in the last nine days including his run in Stuttgart, but he assured that next week will be a calm one for him. That's why in Halle he wants to have a very deep run. 'I hope I have a problem that I’m going to play a lot of tennis this week-end and then honestly I have a very light schedule ahead of Wimbledon', Federer admitted.
'I have hardly anything going on in terms of press and sponsors. As you know I know the importance of Wimbledon, I know how much down-time I need before Wimbledon and because I knew my schedule with Stuttgart and Halle could be intense I try to minimum.
I'm really focused on practice and rest. So, actually in actual fact I don’t believe it’s going to be a problem unless I would be carrying an injury and am playing through injury which I’m not doing right now.
So, I’m actually not too worried. The only hope I have is to stay injury free throughout this week and then anyway, regardless of how I’m going to play here, I’m going to pace myself next week.' Asked if the second round match against Benoit Paire can be compared to any other second-round match he played in Halle, Federer stated: 'I don’t know my second-round matches from the last fifteen years but I do remember almost losing some, there is a (Mikhail) Youzhny match, there is a (Olivier) Rochus match, there were quite a few I feel.
I think luck has often gone on my side here in this tournament. I don’t know if it is crowd support, the feeling I get, losing on grass is harder for me than maybe on other surfaces. I’m not sure what it is.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal may undergo an hair transplant surgery again