Men’s Tennis: Federer moves on from French Open exit

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Roger Federer is keen to put the disappointment of his French Open exit behind him by securing the top prize at Wimbledon later this summer.

The Swiss maestro suffered a straight-sets defeat at the hands of home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Paris earlier this week, with Federer guilty of a number of uncharacteristic errors as he limped out of the Grand Slam tournament in the quarter-finals.

However, the 17-times Grand Slam champion will now focus his attentions on the grass court season and Federer is confident he can land what would be an eighth title at SW19.

The 31-year-old will compete in the Gerry Weber Open in Halle as preparation for Wimbledon later this month and Federer hopes to come out on top in both the warm-up tournament and the main event.

“This is obviously a crushing loss [against Tsonga] and I’m disappointed about it, but now I look forward to other things. I love the grass-court season,” said Federer.

“Especially as it’s been 10 years since my first Wimbledon victory. So I’m looking forward to coming back to Halle and Wimbledon, where I did the double 10 years ago. I’m sure it’s going to be a nice swing.”

Federer saw off Britain’s Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final last year but suffered defeat in his last match on Wimbledon’s Centre Court – the Olympic 2012 final – where Murray exacted his revenge.

The former world number one ended a two-year Grand Slam drought with his Wimbledon success last year and Federer will be keen to add to his impressive trophy cabinet in this year’s edition of the showpiece event of the tennis calendar.

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