Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer has moved past the Felix Auger-Aliassime loss as he is hoping to make a deep run at Wimbledon. Federer, who has enjoyed lots of success on the grass courts of Halle throughout his career, kicked off his 2021 grass season in Halle.
Unfortunately for Federer, he didn't make another deep run in Halle as he suffered a round-of-16 loss to Auger-Aliassime. Federer was up by a set but Auger-Aliassime stormed back to win in three sets. “I had a mental moment where I was just not happy with how things were going in the match,” Federer reflected in a pre-tournament press conference.
“When things derailed mentally for me, I was already down a break in the third. You might argue I would have maybe lost anyway. It was Felix's good play that got me there. “[But] it was definitely also, there's ways to lose and a standard I set for myself and how I go about things”.
Federer feeling mentelly great
Federer, a record eight-time Wimbledon champion, arrived to The All England Club feeling mentally strong. “The good thing now, looking back, is I know it will not happen here because I'm ready, I'm excited, I'm pumped up.
I know I can do so much better,” Federer said. “I think I've got to take the positives out of these last few weeks, that I'm actually here at Wimbledon right now and I have a chance. I know if I get rolling, I get into the second week – which is the goal here right now, that I get stronger and stronger as every match goes by – I believe it's very much possible.
“I come here feeling mentally strong rather [than] the last set I played in Halle, which was clearly not the standard I like”. It remains to be seen how far can Federer go at Wimbledon this year.