Roger Federer: 'Reaching a Grand Slam final again was really good'

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Roger Federer: 'Reaching a Grand Slam final again was really good'

Roger Federer shared his feelings ahead of the Noventi Open in Halle. The Swiss player will seek his tenth title in the German event. "Victory is always my aim in Halle. I am fit, am full of energy and I simple love to play here.

And that is why I’m going into the tournament with a very positive mind-set", said Federer. On reaching the French Open semifinals, losing to Rafael Nadal, Federer added: "It was really good to get to the semi-finals in a Grand Slam again.

And after my first match in Paris for four years. I feel really fit, well rested and ready. Furthermore, the grass just seems to suit me. I love the intuitive, aggressive game. On the other hand, it’s always on cutting edge.

The matches are often decided by just a few rallies. You always have to be wide awake, very concentrated”. Federer is staying in a room near the tournament site. He watched a match on Saturday from there. “Where else would you find a room with a view like this, it’s simple wonderful here.

When friends come here they can’t grasp that you can actually watch tennis from the hotel. It’s really cool, to see friends and rivals in their match from my balcony. I can’t miss a thing”. Federer is relieved with seeing the Halle tournament getting a new title sponsor, Noventi, after that Gerry Weber left.

The Swiss said: "I of course informed myself when I heard that there was trouble. Because of course I want to know how my friends are. I also offered my help at once, was glad to hear about the new title sponsor. I will talk to Ralf Weber this week what other opportunities there are for a cooperation”.