After practically three years since his final match on clay, Federer will step onto the Caja Magica this night and start his bid for a 3rd Madrid Open title.
Federer was practising arduous in Switzerland earlier than arriving in Madrid and the 37-year-old says he won’t put an excessive amount of stress on himself.
“It has been good. It has been enjoyable. I used to be fortunate, we had good climate after I began,” Federer stated.
“In order that helped as a result of I bear in mind years in the past — three or 4 years in the past — after I was practising it was snowing, like this weekend in Switzerland, and that did not encourage me very a lot to go practise on clay, or go into an indoor bubble and stuff.
“This 12 months was simple. I loved myself so much.
“I’ve not excessive expectations in some methods, however on the identical time I additionally know that issues are attainable.
“Madrid at all times performs quick with the altitude right here, so intrigued to search out out myself. However it’s been good up to now.”
Gasquet reached the second spherical with a win over younger Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
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