NEW YORK – Roger Federer needed a couple of days to get over his heartbreaking Wimbledon final loss, but a family caravan vacation around the Swiss countryside proved the perfect tonic.
Federer, who will chase a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title at the August 26-September 8 US Open in New York, struggled with the five-set defeat to Novak Djokovic for a short time, but could not dwell on the missed opportunity.
“I was setting up tables and organising my life for my four children, driving around the beautiful countryside in Switzerland,” Federer said on Friday inside Louis Armstrong Stadium.
“Sometimes you have flashbacks, things like, ‘Oh, I could have done that’, ‘should have done that’.
“The next day you’re having a glass of wine with your wife, thinking, ‘The semis was pretty good, even the finals was pretty good’. You go in phases.”