Roger Federer fumes at US Open schedule claims – ‘I’ve heard this s**t too often now’
Federer was not happy at claims he influenced the US Open schedule for his win over Dan Evans.
Roger Federer has snapped at claims he told US Open officials he wanted to play the first match on Arthur Ashe against Dan Evans and inadvertently hampered the British player.
Federer won his second-round match on Wednesday under the roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium while Evans had to wait 24 hours before playing his match.
In Friday’s order of play, Federer and Evans were placed to go head-to-head first on Arthur Ashe. And in the hot conditions, Evans failed to produce his best and was beaten by Federer in just 80 minutes 6-2 6-2 6-1.
After the match, Evans admitted to feeling tired and Greg Rusedski claimed on Amazon Prime that Federer had requested to play first.
When this suggestion was put to Federer, the Swiss icon responded angrily and hit back at such suggestions he directly influenced the scheduling.
He said: “Not really. I don’t remember that I asked for something. Yeah, yeah.
“It’s maybe nice to be out of the sun, as well, I don’t know, I thought. But I definitely didn’t do it intentionally.