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Federer: ‘Three months is a very long time’

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After nearly three months without a match made Roger Federer Wednesday a winning return on the grass in Stuttgart.

Roger Federer has Mischa Zverev knocked out.

“Three months is a very long time. It is even longer than the period of time between the end and the beginning of the new season. I’m happy that I’m back on the Tour,” said Federer relieved after he Mischa Zverev was knocked out. “It was difficult. I miss in the first set of opportunity, while he was there at the right time.”

Federer had the first set to the German, but was then not more to. “I found a way. I found my rhythm and am happy with the way I played. It is a great place to start.”

Federer and Mischa Zverev after the game.

Federer lost his last matches, at the end of march in Indian Wells and Miami. “It feels good to win again,” said the Swiss, who about two months to 37 years. The number two of the world next week in action in Halle and wants to have a month like for the ninth time Wimbledon win.

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