Record 20 Grand Slam champion Roger Federer was very pleased with his performance against Richard Gasquet in the second round at Wimbledon. Federer, ranked eighth in the world, beat Gasquet 7-6 (1), 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the third round at Wimbledon. The record between Federer and Gasquet is now 19-2 in favor of the Swiss. “I know Richard very well,” Federer said. “We have played against each other so many times. It is always a pleasure to play against him. He has the most wonderful backhand… It was a wonderful game for me. I am very happy with my performance today. A tough first set and a great second set. I was a little better in the third. I am very, very happy, of course. It is not the most important thing to feel your best in the first and second rounds. What you don’t want to do is go out. Because then you have to look at everything and question yourself. I’m not there. I’m in the third round, I’m very happy with my level at the moment. Today was special, so I’m very happy with that.” Federer is a fan favorite wherever he goes, but his next opponent at Wimbledon will be local player Norrie. Federer hopes the crowd creates a great atmosphere. “I hope the crowd gets involved regardless of who they cheer on,” Federer said. “I understand if it’s because of him, but if it’s because of me, it’s because of the last 20 years of great games that I’ve played here. Cam is also a good guy. He has had a wonderful year. He played very well at Queen’s and he backs it up here. I know it’s going to be a tough game and I’m glad it goes well for him. But enough is enough, he has to leave!”, Closed with laughs Roger Federer.
Roger Federer and Oscar Otte have met just once on the tour
Oscar Otte recently spoke to tennis MAGAZIN, where he claimed that Roger Federer is the greatest player of all time. “No matter who wins the (Grand Slam) race, from my point of view, Federer is the greatest,” Otte said. “Unfortunately, I am not objective. I admire him for his demeanor. He is the figurehead for tennis. He has built a flawless image and not, like Djokovic, caused scandals.” The German added that the match took a lot out of him, but that the experience of locking horns with Federer was “cool”. “That’s why I was exhausted for a few days after the match,” Otte said. “(But) it was a cool experience. The only stupid thing was that I got injured again afterwards and couldn’t take this positive swing with me.”