Roger Federer comes to French Open as underdog - Cash

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Roger Federer comes to French Open as underdog - Cash

In an interview to Express the former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash commented on the Roger Federer's French Open chances. The Australian said: “I think he’s got high expectations at Wimbledon and the US Open, so it’s nice to come in as an underdog, he’s had some pretty good results this clay court season.

He pulled out last week [of the Italian Open], but he knows how to prepare himself, he wants to avoid a five set slug fest early on because that will take the sting out of it a little bit. I personally think he’s eyeballing Wimbledon, I think he thinks he can win one more, I think he can win one more but he needs matches, needs to win matches.

He was a little bit underdone last year and paid the consequences, so I think it’s a good move for him to come to Paris. If he wins two or three matches, that’s a great bonus for him”. On Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya said: “I think in the past he was 20 years old and relying a lot on his fitness.

Now the legs are not the same as they used to be when he was 20 so we tried to adapt his game. We tried to make him more aggressive and he is very capable of doing whatever he wants. He is much more talented than people can think and we are working a lot on this serve and first shot or return and first shot. Sometimes he is confident to do it and sometimes he is not."