Roger Federer. (Reuters Photo)
Roger Federer stated he has by no means confronted issues in switching from claycourts to grass and hopes his determination to play on his least favorite floor at Roland Garros will show useful to his Wimbledon bid.
The Grand Slam on pink clay has proved to be the least productive for the 39-yr-previous, who has received the title solely as soon as, and the Swiss has not competed at Roland Garros in 4 of the final 5 years resulting from accidents and scheduling choice.
After lacking greater than a yr following two knee operations, Federer returned to the Tour in March and will kickstart his claycourt marketing campaign at this week’s Geneva Open to organize for the French Open beginning on May 30.
He will play the Wimbledon tuneup occasion in Halle, Germany earlier than the grasscourt Grand Slam he has received eight occasions.
“I was happy that the knee didn’t feel any different from hard to clay, so I expect the same to go from clay to grass,” Federer instructed reporters on Monday.
“Since ’98, since we have the grass in my schedule, I’ve never really had any major issues going between surfaces.
“I feel that the tennis participant is used to those switches however of course with an damage there’s at all times just a little bit extra concern, particularly when you have not performed so long as I’ve.”
This year’s French Open was pushed back by a week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Federer said the shift had a huge impact on his schedule but he was happy with his preparations for Wimbledon starting on June 28.
“I’m satisfied that hitting rather a lot of balls – it’s a must to actually energy by way of the ball, like it’s a must to on clay as a result of in any other case you are not going to have an effect on this floor – goes to be useful for me for the grasscourt season,” he stated.