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PLAYER: Federer Receives Preferential Treatment

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PLAYER: Federer Receives Preferential Treatment

Post by Grossefavourite » Nov Thu 15, 2018 9:23 am

Roger Federer disagrees with French player's assessment of schedule

[LONDON -- Roger Federer denied Tuesday that he receives preferential treatment with scheduling at the biggest events because of his standing in the sport.

Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who retired at the end of this season, pointed out on French radio that Federer had been allowed to play 12 of his past 14 matches at the 2017 and '18 Australian Opens -- both of which he won -- at night, avoiding the heat of the day.

"I know about the comments," Federer told reporters at London's O2 Arena, after keeping alive his hopes of qualifying for the semifinals at the Nitto ATP Finals with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Dominic Thiem. "But I don't really feel in the mood during the World Tour Finals to discuss that topic, to be honest. The radio interview that happened over week ago, which surfaces now in French [with] Julien, who is a nice guy, I know him since junior times, I think all of this has been taken out of context."

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Benneteau told RMC Sport he had heard that Tony Godsick, Federer's agent, had requested that the Swiss not play on the new Armstrong Stadium Court at this year's US Open. Federer ended up playing all his matches on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"It's normal that he gets preferential treatment, with everything he's done," Benneteau said of the 20-time Grand Slam champion. "But in some tournaments, there are big differences in the conditions [from court to court]. He has no idea what that's like."

Federer said he and his team occasionally make requests but that tournaments also ask him if he would mind playing on a particular court, at a particular time, often to suit the needs of television.
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Re:PLAYER: Federer Receives Preferential Treatment

Post by Pyotr » Nov Fri 16, 2018 12:46 am

#ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#img src="/board/richedit/smileys/Happy/8.gif"#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#Just own it, its been painfully obvious for years. From scheduling to the surface types/speed.#ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#

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Re:PLAYER: Federer Receives Preferential Treatment

Post by CrossCourtBH » Nov Fri 16, 2018 11:04 am

@Pyotr - IA#ed_op#br#ed_cl#and court preference & draws?#ed_op#br#ed_cl#

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Post by Grossefavourite » Nov Fri 16, 2018 11:47 am

He only plays on CC at Wimbledon.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Nov Fri 16, 2018 11:48 am

His sponsors dictate when and where he plays.

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Post by Mytiwtiw » Nov Sat 17, 2018 3:28 pm

Maria dictates when and where She plays. Big D 🇷🇺🇷🇺😇
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