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Federer: I'm the favorite going into Wimbledon

Roger Federer insists he remains a strong favourite for Wimbledon despite being thrashed by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.

The world number one will head to London looking for a sixth straight Wimbledon title after his 6-1 6-3 6-0 defeat by Nadal at Roland Garros.

"I haven't lost on grass for five years now, six years?" said the 26-year-old.

"I still definitely feel very strong about my chances and being the big favourite going into grass."

He added: "You know, it's so far away, grass and clay, that losing in four or five or no chance like today, I don't think it has a big effect on me mentally.

"I mean, I've beaten Rafa 6-0 in a set. I've beaten him in finals before. I've beaten him also quite comfortably on previous occasions. Didn't really give me the edge on clay against him, you know."


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Federer paid fulsome tribute to Nadal and insisted the scale of the defeat would not leave any lasting damage.

"I can only praise him for the level of play he's had for the last two weeks and today again under pressure.

"It's not like it's easy for him either. He handles it very well. To come up with a performance like this under pressure shows what a great champion he is."

He added: "After a loss like this you don't want to play Rafa again tomorrow, that's for sure.

"Right now, I'd say it's easier to lose this way as today, because all along the match you realise that there is nothing you can do. You're not going to win.

"I think it was the same thing for him, and this is probably why his reaction was not as intense as it usually is. That's because of the result.

"It's always more difficult when you lose when you really could have won. Today I lost, and I lost clearly."

And the Swiss star insists he can still win the title at Roland Garros, even with the 22-year-old Nadal in the field.

"I didn't come real close today so it's disappointing, because I really thought I was playing well the last few weeks and months," said Federer.

"And where I've come from the last half year or so, I'm still very pleased with the efforts I've put in.

"So to lose the way I did today, it's obviously hard and it's a rough loss, but it's OK. I'll move on from here, and I'll try again next year."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7442993.stm

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We WILL allow him to be delusional, but we Know that he is only kidding himself and trying to reassure the likes of Papagena that the ship isn't sinking.

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i thought the same, just because rafa killed him on the court doesn't mean he will lose to every mug in the tour(specially djokovic).... hahaha
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The only thing is less and less people (Fedfans included) believe these pep talks of his. Soon he'll start sounding desperately hilarious, or hilariously desperate.

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Read the questions before you go posting Roger's responses
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Roger Federer insists he remains a strong favourite for Wimbledon despite being thrashed by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.

The world number one will head to London looking for a sixth straight Wimbledon title after his 6-1 6-3 6-0 defeat by Nadal at Roland Garros.

"I haven't lost on grass for five years now, six years?" said the 26-year-old.

"I still definitely feel very strong about my chances and being the big favourite going into grass."

He added: "You know, it's so far away, grass and clay, that losing in four or five or no chance like today, I don't think it has a big effect on me mentally.

"I mean, I've beaten Rafa 6-0 in a set. I've beaten him in finals before. I've beaten him also quite comfortably on previous occasions. Didn't really give me the edge on clay against him, you know."


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Federer paid fulsome tribute to Nadal and insisted the scale of the defeat would not leave any lasting damage.

"I can only praise him for the level of play he's had for the last two weeks and today again under pressure.

"It's not like it's easy for him either. He handles it very well. To come up with a performance like this under pressure shows what a great champion he is."

He added: "After a loss like this you don't want to play Rafa again tomorrow, that's for sure.

"Right now, I'd say it's easier to lose this way as today, because all along the match you realise that there is nothing you can do. You're not going to win.

"I think it was the same thing for him, and this is probably why his reaction was not as intense as it usually is. That's because of the result.

"It's always more difficult when you lose when you really could have won. Today I lost, and I lost clearly."

And the Swiss star insists he can still win the title at Roland Garros, even with the 22-year-old Nadal in the field.

"I didn't come real close today so it's disappointing, because I really thought I was playing well the last few weeks and months," said Federer.

"And where I've come from the last half year or so, I'm still very pleased with the efforts I've put in.

"So to lose the way I did today, it's obviously hard and it's a rough loss, but it's OK. I'll move on from here, and I'll try again next year."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7442993.stm

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Spokesperson for the Fedtards hein? Very weel, My point is this is an interesting topic and you and your people are trying to prevent this discussion from continuing because you just had a bad day and this discussion is likely to burst the bubble you live in. Just leave us in peace and let us discuss Wimbledon.


Back on topic, I feel this year we will have a Spartan Champion attending the Wimbledon winner's ball. It will come down to Roddick, Nadal and Djokovic.
Good call. Altho ol Fedex will be in the running too. However grass is like `green clay'. Nadal has the best shot at Wimby. I just hope Djokovic is in Federer's half of the draw...

I can see Nadal as the new #1 and Djokovic #2.
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"I haven't lost on grass for five years now, six years?" said the 26-year-old.

"I still definitely feel very strong about my chances and being the big favourite going into grass."
He's the favorite. No way around that.

But winning for many years on grass doesn't mean his chances are better each succeeding year. I'm sure it helps his confidence level.
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He's the favorite. No way around that.

But winning for many years on grass doesn't mean his chances are better each succeeding year. I'm sure it helps his confidence level.
The question was more asking if his confidence was intact to which he responded with the above quote and said, more or less, that clay and grass are two different surfaces and that even though he got thrashed here, he still felt confident there. That's what I took from it anyway which is why the OP looks a bit like he's just shooting his mouth
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Re: Federer: I'm the favorite going into Wimbledon

Let's see

5 time consecutive Wimbledon champion

Hasn't lost on grass since 2002.

World #1.

How peculiar that he should think of himself as the favourite...
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