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Federer dubs himself the "world champion" of practice

Federer dubs himself the

Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart grass court tournament on Wednesday in the Swiss great's first match after nearly three months out of action.

"If you don't take your chances like I didn't, leading a set and a break, you really only have yourself to blame at the end".

Federer and Haas have met in the past and their record goes in favor of the Swiss legend, 13-3, but it has been over three years since they last met. Haas has beaten Federer on grass before, in Halle in the final for his second-ever grass championship. Having added the 18th Grand Slam on his resume in January and later the Miami Masters in April, Federer chose to skip the French Open to get ready for grass season. There are a lot of emotions when you are playing a close friend", said Haas, "When you come into the second set, save a match point and then come back, that always makes you very happy about a win.

Federer will begin his Stuttgart Open campaign against the victor of Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and German veteran Tommy Haas. "Playing Roger is always special, especially on grass".

The No. 2 player in the world suffered the biggest upset loss of his career on Wednesday, falling to world No. 302 Tommy Haas at the Mercedes Open in Germany. With Novak Djokovic searching for his best tennis and Murray returning to form and fitness, it promises to be a thrilling few months. Having only played in four tournaments this year as he manages his workload, Federer said he would return to a full programme for the rest of the season.

"I definitely was not as sharp as I was hoping to be in maybe the big moments, or the moment when I had the lead and where I feel I should have been cruising from that moment on".

The contest between the pair was the oldest ATP singles contest since 1982 in Vina del Mar, where Ricardo Cano (30) beat Luis Ayala (49). He will now play against his compatriot Mischa Zverev in the quarter-final. "I am shocked myself". "So I'm going to be playing a regular schedule for the second part of the season. and the beginning is at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart", ATP's official website quoted Federer as saying.


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