13 May '11, 1am

Tennis: Federer happy for break ahead of French Open

Tennis: Federer happy for break ahead of French Open

ROME: World number three Roger Federer was looking at the positives after his third round defeat to Richard Gasquet at the Rome Masters. Having failed to reach the quarter-finals of a tournament for the first time in a year -- since he also slipped up here last year -- and blowing a lead of a set and a break, Federer was quick to look ahead after his 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4) defeat. "I'm definitely looking forward to a few days off, I'll definitely be happy to take two, three or four days off, whatever it takes to feel physically and mentally fresh for the French Open," he said. "I'm feeling great now and I'll practice when I get to Paris, that's the plan so it's the same as the last few years only that this time I will get a couple more days of practice which isn't bad." Things appeared to be going to plan for Federer when he broke at 3-3 in the first set and served it o...

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