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Roger Federer looking forward to grass season

Federer ready for the grass season (©GettyImages)
Federer ready for the grass season (©GettyImages).

Roger Federer is looking forward to the grass season after his disappointment at the French Open.

The Swiss lost in three straight sets (7-5 6-3 6-3) to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Roland Garros and will be seeking solace on a different surface.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner has admitted that he's relishing the prospect of Wimbledon and playing on grass.

"I love the grass-court season. Especially as it's been 10 years since my first Wimbledon victory," Federer told reporters.

"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."

Defeat in the quarter-final meant it was only the second time since 2004 Federer has lost prior to the semi-final stage. The quarter-final clash was expected to be an enthralling five-set thriller but Federer was convincing beaten by Tsonga.

The Swiss was disappointed with his display but is looking forward to rectify his performance.

"I know some people say I only care about how I play and not about the result. I mean, I care more about the result than how I played, to be honest, because it gives me another opportunity to play well in the next match," he admitted.

"I didn't do that, so I'm sent packing home. Which is okay. It's easier when you change surface. That definitely helps.

"This is obviously a crushing loss and I'm disappointed about it, but now I look forward to other things."

The 31-year old will be looking to defend his Wimbledon crown after last year's win over Andy Murray in the final. The tournament starts on June 24 and Federer has won the Grand-slam a record-equalling seven times.

Federer's conquerer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will be looking to become the first Frenchman to win the French Open for 30 years. He will face David Ferrer in the last four.

 

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