Roger Federer:'I was looking at worst-case scenario before playing on clay'

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Roger Federer:'I was looking at worst-case scenario before playing on clay'

Roger Federer felt comfortable in the French Open on the Philippe Chatrier Stadium. The Swiss said: "I must say I feel really good, you know, considering I haven't played here in that long. Especially if I think back a few weeks and months ago before Madrid, didn't know how successful I was going to play or how I was going to feel on the clay.

Honestly I was, you know, looking at a worst-case scenario, losing first round in Madrid and then somehow having a tough draw here as well and not getting past the first-round hurdle, and now I am talking about having won enough matches in Madrid and Rome, winning my first matches here in straight sets.

All of a sudden, you feel, you know, the clay court season has been, it's been busy, you know, and it's nice this way. So I hope I can keep it up. Next round is definitely going to be tougher, I believe, you know. I'm very happy.

We'll see how far it's going to take me. So far, so good." On Nadal facing Yannick Maden and Federer facing Oscar Otte, Boris Becker said: "First of all, it’s great for German tennis. It’s great for German TV that we have two Germans playing against two legends of the game so that is good news for us.

Oscar Otte has never been this far in a Grand Slam, never even been in the main draw. With all sorts of circumstances he got through qualifying, lucky loser, so he’s done well already and he will be able to tell his grandchildren he’s played the great one on Phillippe Chatrier.

The same with Yannick Maden, he’s more experienced, probably a better player so that match should be more interesting."