Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam winner, had a discussion with referee Emmanuel Joseph at the start of the second set with a 3-1 victory over Cilicia. The referee warned the Swiss country for violating the time between points. It happened while Federer was drying himself with a towel after the transfer, preparing for Croatian service.
Federer did not want to accept this decision and walked near the referee’s stool and started a discussion with him. It lasted several minutes. – He’s ready to go GamesYou are not ready to go back – the judge explained his decision. The Swiss were very surprised. – I played 1200-1400 games. Have you ever seen me play? I’m delaying the game, Federer asked.
– Do you hear or speak? – Asked the judge, who said he had to do his job. “I listened to you before, and now you listen to me,” said Federer, who is currently ranked eighth in the ATP rankings. He volunteered to ask Marina Cilic if he was approaching the transfer too late. The Croatians approached the web for a moment and made no comment.
Federer: I do not dare go to pick up the piece anymore
At the following intervals the Swiss went back to court and told the judge that they needed to talk. He even asked the referee if at one point he thought he was ready to play. He added: I did not dare go to pick up the piece anymore so that I would not get another warning.
How did Federer comment on the post-match incident? – I understood the problem and wanted to discuss it with the judge. It is important for me to be calm without being overly emotional or aggressive. But I cared and wanted to show that I could not bear everything – explained the Swiss.
He also commented on his return to the Roland Crossing tournament. – I played a good game. I’m a little surprised, because I do not think Marin can play at this level for two and a half hours with Chilik. I had some really good moments, especially at the tiebreak. I served very well. It shows that I still have balance and energy. Federer agreed that this was very important to my faith.
In the third round, his rival was German Dominique Koiper (59th ATP).
Other Roland Cros Round II results on Thursday:
- Coming Soon-Woo Quan (Korea) – Andreas Seppi (Woochi) 6: 4, 7: 5, 7: 5,
- Matteo Bertini (Italy) BT Federico Korea (Argentina) 6-3 6-3 6-2
- Diego Sebastian Schwartzman (Argentina) BD Aljas Bedin (Slovenia) 6-4 6-2 6-4
- Philip Golschreiber (Germany) – Aslan Karative (Russia) 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 4), 4: 6, 6: 1,
- Michael Yemer (Sweden) – Gail Monfils (France) 6-0, 2: 6, 6: 4, 6: 3
- Lorenzo Musetti (Italy) BT Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 7-5 6-3 6-2
- Dominic Kofer (Germany) – Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
- Janic Sinner (Italy) – Gianluca Mager (Italy) 6-1, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
- Cameron Nori (UK) BT Lloyd Harris (South Africa) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2
- Richard Fernandez (Litva) – James Duckworth (Australia) 7: 5, 2: 6, 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 0,
- Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) 6: 3, 6: 2, 6: 4,
- Marco Cecchinado (Wucci) – Alex de Minor (Australia) 6: 4, 6: 1, 3: 6, 6: 1,
- John-Leonard Struff (Germany) – Fazundo Bognis (Argentina) 7-5, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4
- Carlos Alcaras (Spain) – Nicolas Basilashvili (Georgia) 6-4 6-2 6-4
- Rafael Nadala (Spain) – Richard Gasquet (France) 6-0, 7-5, 6-2.