As posted on rf.com Love to see the smile on Roger's face.
The #1 in the world lands in Halle
Roger Federer arrived in Halle and has his first practice on grass at the moment.
No trace of sadness: 2 days after his loss on the final in Paris Roger is highly motivated and in good mood for the 16th Gerry Weber Open.
Just before his first practice early in the afternoon the 4 time Gerry Weber Open champion enjoyed blue skies and summer temperatures: "Finally the weather is nice. I had enough of rain during the last 4 weeks."
Federer and his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec were welcome with flowers by the tournament director Ralf Weber and the tournament founder Gerd Weber at 13:38 o'clock in the Gerry Weber Sportpark Hotel. Federer had arrived with a private jet from Zurich to Paderborn.
During his talk with Ralf Weber Federer was informed about all the scores and news from the Gerry Weber Open and was happy that the German players had done so well up to now: "That's good for the tournament." However if he wants to start perfectly the tournament he has to spoil the mood and the chances of another German professional player Michael Berrer from Stuttgart who is his opponent in R1.