Federer says shock defeat against Hewitt will not derail his Wimbledon preparations

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London, June 14 (ANI): Champion tennis player Roger Federer has said that his defeat at the hands of Australian Lleyton Hewitt in the Gerry Weber Open final in Germany will not derail his Wimbledon preparations.

The Swiss star will walk out on the All-England Club Centre Court a week today looking for a record 17th Grand Slam.

Federer crashed 3-6 7-6 6-4 to Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany.

He went into the match with a grass record of 76-1 - and that one loss was to Rafa Nadal in the Wimbledon final two years ago.

Federer - who won his previous 15 matches against Hewitt - said: "I was unfortunate not to come through, but the loss does not worry me."

"It was a good tournament for me. I've got to ensure I draw the right conclusions for Wimbledon," The Age quoted him, as saying.

Federer, 28, will return home to Switzerland for two days before heading to London on Wednesday. (ANI)

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