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Federer blames the Romans organizers

The spontaneous action of the Italian tennis Federation, to double for his start-up game on Wednesday in Rome, the prices of the not-yet-sold Tickets, not Roger Federer good. "I've heard of it, and also that some Fans are not happy. This is very disappointing," he commented on Tuesday, the unusual actions of the operator. "They presented it as if they wanted to reward those Fans who have purchased their Tickets in advance, which is kind of strange," he added.

The question of whether he claim a part of the additional revenue for themselves, denied it to clear. He hope that the story of crossfade, how happy he was to play after three years in Rome. "I'm happy to be here, and highly motivated to play well. My anticipation could not be greater." Since its landing on Monday he is pleased to have this tournament in the short term in its planning. "I love this city and like it has always been to play in Italy." Italy is also the country in which he was as a Junior, most often taken to be, outside of Switzerland.

What had tempted him to play in Rome, explained to the 101-times winner of the tournament: "I thought it would be good for me, once again to sea level to compete, which is in Switzerland. And also the weather in Switzerland is not good. When I woke up yesterday, it was about five degrees, which is not work out in the ideal." He also got to play after five weeks of Training between the tournaments in Miami and Madrid now want Matches. It was much more exciting, than to train in Switzerland.

praise for the young Italian star

Federer disagreed with the theory that it would have favored the fast playing conditions in the elevated location of Madrid, where he had lost last week after two match balls against Dominic Thiem,. The extremely high bounce of the ball in the Spanish capital was not easy for him, and the Wind and the shade made it in Spain for all of the players difficult. "No matter what happens, it is good for me that I ride in the current Phase Matches the best," he is convinced. He was curious himself how he will be in Rome and then in Paris play. "In Madrid it was easier to come to the grid, but you can play here is easier to stop balls and Longline balls with the Backhand."

Federer trained on Monday and Tuesday with the Italians, first with the 17-year-old Jannik Sinner, after his surprising victory over Steve Johnson on Wednesday on Stefanos Tsitsipas, with Andreas Seppi. With Sinner (ATP 263) he had already trained a year ago, "we can expect a lot," said Federer.

The start-up opponent of the Swiss is determined in the match between Frances Tiafoe and João Sousa. In Rome, the Swiss was still without a title, although he had reached his first Masters Final in Europe (in 2003 against the Spaniard, Felix Mantilla) and 2006 against Rafael Nadal in a five set Marathon to two match balls. Other finals he lost at the Foro Italico in 2013 against Rafael Nadal and 2015, against Novak Djokovic. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 14.05.2019, 14:21 PM

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