It’s not easy being Roger Federer!
Everybody wants a piece of him and sometimes that becomes stupid. Roger has just finished his match against Alejandro Falla (that was a comfortable 6-3 6-3 6-4 for the Maestro) to face a strange challenge soon after. A kid managed to breach the security to get to the court and try to have a selfie with the Maestro. Roger was visibly upset about that and he repeatedly refused to take the shot showing signs of impatience against the security.
Federer about the security…
The Maestro commented “I am not happy about it. It happened yesterday in the practice, too. It’s just a kid, but then three more kids came. And today on centre court where you would think this is a place where nobody can come on, just wanders on and nothing happens.
Something needs to happen quickly. Normally I only speak on behalf of myself, but in this situation I think I can speak on behalf of all the players, that that’s where you do your job, that’s where you want to feel safe. And so clearly I’m not happy about it. But nothing happened, so I’m relieved. But clearly it wasn’t a nice situation to be in.”
In the 2009 final in Paris Roger had to face an invasion that could have disrupted in concentration. Also in that case the security was incredibly slow.
… and about winning the first round
“I’m not sure that the first round is any different. I think that as we go through the tournament, then we probably feel that we are more and more satisfied. But the first round is a bit like I want to win the first round, to be in the tournament and not to go back home immediately, to be one of the first ten players to go back home. So that’s the whole idea about it. That is, you want to play a good match and then focus on the future. That’s when I will start enjoying this moment.”
Next vs. Granollers
Roger will play Granollers in the second round. Head to head is 3-0 for Roger.
|NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS
REMEMBER THIS? FO SECURITY WAS
SLEEPING ALSO IN 2009
|AT LEAST THIS WAS GOOD
|LOWER PART OF THE DRAW