Twenty-time grand slam champion Roger Federer says he could not have “gone on the court and told people to stop” after being criticized for not doing enough for lower-ranked players.
Federer along with Nadal was criticized by a few lower ranked pros who felt they didn’t care enough about the issue of air quality during the qualifying event.
But Federer has hit back and said
“I don’t think I can do more than I did.”
“We all care for one another. I told them communication is key for all of us, for everybody.
“We just need to do more because I feel like I hadn’t got enough information.”
Federer said a lot of players were left confused on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“So what can I do? I can go to the office, speak to them. I went to them the first day when it was bad on Tuesday, the next day on Wednesday when it was still bad,” he added.
“Can I go on court and say everybody stop play? I can try. I don’t think that’s going to do much.”
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