In a press conference, Roger Federer commented on his training sessions with the British player Dan Evans in Switzerland. The Basel native said: "We had two tough days, it was so windy. It was unbelievable. I've never had practices in such winds.
It was hilarious. Anyway, it was good fun and I was happy he cam You are just looking also at some players that are available, you know. I think we were looking in that very moment at players that were not in a tournament or who have just lost at a tournament.
And we reached out to him and he was ready to come." Speaking to BBC in Nottingham, Evans said: "It really couldn't have gone any better. It was great to get a lot of tennis under my belt. I played five matches and got better and better with each round, and I am really happy with my form.
The grass courts suit me and my game. I like to get into the net. I enjoy playing on grass, and winning in Surbiton was a great start. I have worked hard to get back where I am in the top 100 and am playing well. I don't think about where I could get to at Wimbledon, but if I make it to the fourth round then who knows."
Federer will play Halle next. The Swiss will seek his tenth title having won there nine times, including the most recent one in 2017.