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Wimbledon trophy is instant hangover cure for Federer

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:08

Hungover Federer enjoying his Wimbledon triumph

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STORY: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 17, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROGER FEDERER SAYING: "My head's ringing, I don't know what I did last night, I drank too many different types of drinks I guess. But after the ball we went to, I don't even know what you call it, I guess it's a bar, and there was almost 30 to 40 friends that were there, so we had a great time, went to bed at five and then woke up and just didn't feel good. The last hour finally I start to feel somewhat okay again so I'm happy about that, but we had a good time." 2. WHITE FLASH 3 . (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROGER FEDERER SAYING: "The target now is to enjoy being Wimbledon champion for a year, and Australian Open champion, you name it. "I haven't set sights on a number of grand slams that I want to achieve, I never really had that, I was very content at 17 I must tell you, so of course I was happier at 18 and I'm even happier at 19, but 17 was a wonderful number." STORY: Croaky and hung over, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn, but he was soon smiling as that familiar warm feeling of waking up as Wimbledon champion seeped back into his mind on Monday (July 17) morning. After his surprise win in the Australian Open at the start of the year Federer said he had "partied like a rock star", and he was at it again following his record eighth Wimbledon triumph on Sunday that took his career grand slam tally to 19. Sitting proudly reunited with his favourite trophy back at a near-deserted Wimbledon, Federer told reporters: "My head's ringing, I don't know what I did last night. I drank too many different types of drinks I guess. He started to feel better as he thought back to his straight sets dismissal of Marin Cilic, along with the realisation that a few weeks short of his 36th birthday, having had six months out of the game to recover his fitness, he was still able to produce tennis of a quality nobody else in the game can match. Asked if he was now targeting a 20th slam, or perhaps 10 Wimbledon titles, Federer said he had learned from his six months out not to look too far ahead. Federer's eighth Wimbledon triumph was his most emphatic yet - he is the first player since Bjorn Bjorg in 1976 to do it without the loss of a set.

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Wimbledon trophy is instant hangover cure for Federer

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:08