In press conference at the Swiss Indoors, Roger Federer is back to speak on the wrist injury that affected him for three months. ‘It came suddenly, before my grass-court season’, Federer revealed.
‘I had to hit a ball too strong on the bottom. But I didn’t realize it straight away. The pain came after a few weeks, and the more I was playing, the more I felt it. I don’t want to say that this is the reason why I lost Halle final or Wimbledon quarter-finals, but that could have been involved a little bit.
Frankly, I do not know how much it influenced me. I don’t know exactly what it was, wrist or finger, I suddenly felt it at a stroke at practice before Stuttgart, the pain went up all the way into the arm and caused troubles till US Open.’ Commenting on the Laver Cup taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 20 to 22 September 2019, Federer added: ‘I have confidence in my country, in Geneva spectators or abroad, to make it a success.
People like to see the best players competing. The first two years, in Prague and Chicago, were a big success. We know what to expect for the future, which was important. Anyway, from my side, I feel a big excitement.’ Federer has a good memory from his first appearances at the Swiss Indoors: ‘For me, 1997 was a great moment as I qualified for the first time.’ The 37-year-old had an up and down season so far, winning three titles (Australian Open, Rotterdam, Stuttgart).