"It was just important to get to another Grand Slam final, keep on playing well," said Federer, who had gone more than a year without reaching the title match at a major tournament, his longest gap since he won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon eight years ago. "I'm feeling better physically than I have in a long time, so that's been very positive."
"That's obviously the huge priority right now, to win Wimbledon in a few weeks' time. That's always, for me, the sort of No. 1 goal in the season," Federer said. "This is where it all started for me back in 2003."