Roger Federer thinks practice can sometimes be "overrated" as he again did the business on the match courts to book a place in the final of the Rogers Cup.
The Swiss has set up a rematch of the Halle Open final on Sunday with Alexander Zverev after overcoming Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 on Saturday.
And Federer admits that he is happy with how he has been playing this year and wants to continue his fine form.
"Confidence can get you a long way, and if you're feeling fine physically and you are ready to fight mentally you have a lot of things in the bag," said Federer
"And then the only thing that maybe is missing is practice, but sometimes practice is overrated. It's all about the matches at some stage.
"I'm happy I'm playing as well as I am this year on the match courts. At the end that's what matters because I spent hours and hours on the practice courts in the last year."