Roger Federer is finding his happy place once against on the lawns of SW 19, with the Swiss confirming on Saturday that he is fit and ready to fire when Wimbledon begins on Monday.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion dismissed his snit of temper and disappointment a fortnight ago when his game collapsed in Germany to teenaged Felix Auger-Aliassime.
“In Halle I had a mental moment,” the Swiss with seven titles here said. “I was not happy with how things were going in that match
“But I know that (attitude) won’t happen here. I’m ready, excited and pumped up about playing.
“I know I can play so much better. My attitude in Halle reminded me of junior times, when you can’t see the positivity any more.
“Maybe I had higher expectations, maybe it was the lack of fans, who knows.”
But all has changed as Federer approaches the starting gate at the All England Club.
“I’ve got to take the positives from the last few weeks of training, Getting to the second week here is the first goal, I hope my game will be getting stronger and stronger.
“I came here feeling mentally strong, much better than the Halle setback.”