Federer already thinking Wimbledon
Roger Federer lost out in the French Open quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, a straight-set whimper that marked one of his most punchless defeats ever at a Grand Slam and gave a modicum of believability to a prank that attempted to convince players he had retired.
But ol' Federer isn't taking the loss too hard. He's already gearing up for the grass-court season -- his favorite. While the final rounds were still going on at Roland Garros, the Swiss star sent out tweets Friday and Saturday from Halle, Germany, where he's preparing for the Gerry Weber Open:
This is Court 1 and behind you got Centre court,everything is ready for the tournament to begin...... twitter.com/rogerfederer/s…— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 8, 2013
Just finished my first hit here in Halle, tired but happy! twitter.com/rogerfederer/s…— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 7, 2013
The grass-court tourney is one of the prime tune-ups in the quick turnaround to Wimbledon, which starts June 24. Federer has won Wimbledon seven times, including last year.