London: Roger Federer admits he feels so confident going into Wimbledon that he is already dreaming of lifting a record-equalling seventh trophy at his favourite Grand Slam. (Also see: The men who mastered Wimbledon) (Federer's Wimbledon Odyssey)
Federer has arrived at Wimbledon in good spirits after missing the Halle tournament to recover from a groin injury suffered during his run to the French Open final.
After winning Wimbledon six times in his magnificent career, it is hardly surprising Federer relishes his trips to the All England Club and he already has a good feeling about his bid to draw level with Pete Sampras's record of seven Wimbledon titles in the Open era. "There's always something on the line at this point when I play the Grand Slams.
"I know I could tie with Sampras here. It's obviously something very special and important at this point really," Federer said.
"For me if I close my eyes and think about Wimbledon, it's the moment when I lift the Wimbledon trophy. That's the picture I see the strongest.
"All the hard work during the year and then also in the preparation.
"Just staying focussed and strong till the very end, to be able to lift up the trophy is a wonderful feeling," added Federer, whose clay-court campaign finished in another defeat against Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.