“I expect better from myself”, reflects Federer after Geneva Open defeat


“I expect better from myself”, reflects Roger Federer after Geneva Open defeat

Roger Federer said “it’s rewarding to be back on a tennis court” but admitted he has his “work cut out” after falling in his first match at the Geneva Open.

The 39-year-old was beaten 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 by Pablo Andujar in the second round of the ATP 250 tournament – having led by a break and 4-2 in the decider.

The Swiss will next play at the French Open – which begins on May 30.

“It’s good to be back on the court, but then you lost a match like this and you’re down. It never feels great,” Federer said in his post-match press conference.

“I was looking forward to playing here, no doubt about it. But this is a press conference where I have to explain how I feel about losing, which is never the greatest way of trying to explain why and how it all happened.

“But of course, there were moments where I was really happy to entertain the crowd and [I was] looking at the long road that I’ve been on from the comeback.

“Sure, it’s rewarding to be back on a tennis court. But I expect better from myself. I feel like in practice I’ve been playing better, even in practice here. But then again as we know, matches are a different animal. I’ve got my work cut out there.”

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