One day after his debut in the ATP 500 in Halle, Roger Federer was optimistic and happy about his performance during his three games at Roland Garros 2021. Prior to his retirement in the round of 16, the Swiss tennis player considers that the commitments that He solved in the first week they filled him with confidence.
“I am happy with how it went in Paris. The first game was one hour and 35 minutes, the second two hours and 35, the third three hours and 35, against very different rivals. That was good for me: playing against (Marin) Cilic who puts you at the bottom, (Dominik) Koepfer who extends the rallies, and (Denis) Istomin who I had the opportunity to play forward.
I think I saw a bit of everything, clearly it's the beginning. You play in the unknown, you don't know how you are going to feel the next day or two later,” said the current world number eight. “I played great games, I was happy with my level of play.
The knee needed a rest after the effort I had, so yesterday was the first day that I moved again after four days off. As I said yesterday, it was only half an hour”, added the Swiss. Finally, Federer explained that “I am confident that somehow I will be fine in the next few days and I hope to be injury free, that is the most important thing.
It's funny how quickly I feel comfortable playing on grass again, I hope to have a good tournament and arrive at Wimbledon well prepared. "How far do you see Roger Federer reaching the ATP 500 in Halle?
Murray on Roger Federer's achievements on grass
Three-time Slam champion Andy Murray recently gave his thoughts on the GOAT debate, throwing his weight equally behind Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Murray believes that his three rivals have all achieved extraordinary feats which can givem them a claim to be better than the others. "I mean, I don’t know whether he’s (Roger Federer) going to stop playing this year or not," Murray said.
"I’d be surprised if he did, the way that he is still able to play and compete. He seems like he still loves it." According to the Brit, Federer has shown signs of brilliance since his comeback, and as such should be spurred to carry on for as long as his body allows him to.
"He’s been brilliant, and I hope he keeps playing for as long as he can," Andy Murray said. "I wish everyone would sort of like encourage him to keep going and keep playing as long as he can, as long as his body can do it, because we’ll miss him when it’s over."