Following his loss to Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon, Roger Federer announced his schedule until the US Open. The Swiss will play just in Cincinnati, where he lost last year's final just to the Serb, before moving to New York in order to seek his 21st Grand Slam title in Flushing Meadows.
That means that for the second year in a row, Federer will miss Rogers Cup that takes place from 5 to 11 August 2019. "Looking ahead, we had decided in the team I was going to skip Montreal anyway already a week ago, just give myself enough time.
I wish I had more, but I don't. I'm just going to take enough time off what I can and prepare for Cincinnati and get going from then on again", said the 37-year-old. Federer believes there are some similarities between loss to Djokovic this year and the one against Rafael Nadal in 2008 Wimbledon: "Yeah, I mean, similar to getting broken when serving for the match: take it on your chin, you move on.
You try to forget, try to take the good things out of this match. There's just tons of it. Like similar to '08 maybe, I will look back at it and think, Well, it's not that bad after all. For now it hurts, and it should, like every loss does here at Wimbledon.
I think it's a mindset. I'm very strong at being able to move on because I don't want to be depressed about actually an amazing tennis match." My children won't be excited with the plate, they would be more excited with that golden thing. But it is all good, back to being a dad and a husband."