Federer ready to give it another whirl

Window is closing but certainly not shut for seven-time Wimbledon champion

Updated: June 21, 2014, 10:47 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

This is how time relentlessly erodes expectation: Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer said he felt more pressure playing in Germany this past week than when he stepped onto the lush lawns of the All England Club.

"It's an interesting period because I have my title to defend here, and at Wimbledon I don't have anything to defend," Federer said before the Halle event. "But I have to prove myself somehow. So actually it's the wrong way around for me. Usually the pressure in ...

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