ROGER FEDERER hopes winning Wimbledon for a record-equalling seventh time can be the catalyst for the most successful summer of his career.
He headed for a short holiday today with wife Mirka and their twin daughters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, but will next week be hitting the practice courts to prepare for the Olympics.
The US Open follows three weeks after London 2012 and, having banished a two-and-half-year barren run in Grand Slams, Federer is looking to replenish the trophy cabinet.
The mere fact the Olympics are being held at Wimbledon has been a source of inspiration to the 30-year-old, who, despite having a doubles gold medal, has not had a podium placing in the singles after three attempts.
"At first you think, let's start the Olympics tomorrow," Federer said. "But then you realise that you need to come down and need to recover.
"My physiotherapist travels with me for 90 days a year. I told him that we must make sure everything is possible, so I can play at my best at Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open.
"The start has worked out perfectly, and clearly such a victory brings me much motivation and satisfaction. I'm at a much more stable place in my life."