Roger Federer knows the stakes of a first match in London, and as the draw did not spare him the Swiss immediately puts pressure for his duel against Thiem: "Throughout the season, we have time to find his pace, we can get used to the balls, the surface, the sensations of the moment, the short. Over games, we take the temperature. Here, it's the opposite, you have to be in right now. I would say that here we have the pressure from the first ball we play. We know it and I remember that I had not managed it too well last year and after that follows you and penalizes you for the rest of the competition. So I know I should be on the ball because Dominic is not the first logical opponent to start such a competition. "
Posted on Saturday November 9th, 2019 at 07:29