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Night-owl Federer ready for French Open charge

Roger Federer is enjoying his usual late hours on his two-day break before beginning his semifinal assault on Russia's Nikolay Davydenko.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2007 20:18 IST

Roger Federer is enjoying his usual late hours on his two-day break before beginning his final assault on Rafael Nadal and his French Open crown, the one Grand Slam title that has eluded him.

Federer reached Friday's semi-final against Russia's Nikolay Davydenko with a straight sets win over Tommy Robredo on Tuesday leaving him a full two days to rest and recuperate.

"I'm not the type that likes going to bed early so it's one or two in the morning, but I can sleep until 10 in the morning so that's okay," he told French television.

He also reavealed that he enjoys watching DVDs in his hotel room though admits that it is his long-time girlfriend and business manager Mirka who chooses the films. "I prefer watching cars," he said.

Turning to his match with Davydenko against whom he has won eight times out of eight, Federer said that he was taking nothing for granted.

"He is tough to play because he hits hard on both sides and his serve is better than what it used to be," he said.

But the top seed said he felt in good shape and prepared to go one step better than last year when he lost in four sets in the final to Nadal.

"Maybe I have more experience now and of course I have just beaten Nadal (Hamburg Masters Final) so that helps," he said.