Federer unsure what to expect in R3 clash
The veteran has been in flying form at SW19 so far, not dropping a set and being superb on serve. Now he faces Zverev, a player he leads 4-0 in their head-to-head, most recently beating him in straight sets at the Gerry Weber Open.
“I guess I don’t know quite what to expect in the match on Saturday…but because he serves and volleys, points are played differently,” the 35-year-old told atpworltour.com
“Tomorrow and the next day I will train and warm up with left-handed players. I think that’s always the biggest switch when you play against an opponent who is left-handed, that whole swinging serve, kicking serve, especially getting used to the returning is most important.
“I have played him on several occasions now, and he’s played me different every time. In Australia, he played me really close on the second serve and would try to attack me, everything that he saw that was short he would come [in on]. Whereas in Halle when I played him, he played from way back, which is highly unusual on the grass.”