Roger Federer says he plans to have a quiet week before Wimbledon, having played back-to-back events to start his grass-court campaign.
Federer, who had not played since Miami, won Stuttgart and reached the finals of Halle, where he fell in three sets to Borna Coric. The world No. 2 said he was satisfied with the two weeks, though he would have preferred to get the win in the final.
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"[It] should hurt, and it does a little bit because I thought I actually played maybe my best match of the week," he said. "Now I'm just looking forward to some recovery time next week and some easy preparation and all that.
"I have a very light schedule," he told press during Halle. "I have hardly anything going on in terms of press and sponsors. I know the amount of downtime I need and because I knew my schedule with Stuttgart and Halle could be intense I tried to keep it to a minimum. I'm really concentrating on practice and rest. So actually, it shouldn’t be a problem unless I would be carrying an injury and am playing through injury which I’m not doing right now."
Federer will be the top seed at Wimbledon, though he has dropped to No. 2 in the rankings.
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