The Swiss man was attacked by a qualifier because of the air conditions in Australia.
Brayden Schnur was playing his qualifier rounds under the hazardous conditions.
Schnur was one of the players who attacked Federer and Nadal because of playing under the smoke.
“It’s got to come from the top guys, Roger and Rafa are a little bit selfish in thinking about themselves and their careers,”
“Because they’re near the end and all they’re thinking about is their legacy”
“and they’re not thinking about the sport itself and trying to do what’s good for the sport so those guys need to step up.“
For Roger Federer, the situation was clear as He mentioned, He could do his best but qualifiers did not understand.
“I was in the office that day to ask what’s the situation, As I explained to you guys,”
“Everybody is told to be inside, and we’re having court calls. How far are we from that threshold of playing, not playing?
“I said, I think we’re all confused. Is it super unsafe or is it totally safe to play? The problem on top of it, it was actually quite hot, too.
“You always go back into the same thing: some players are not used to playing
at 35, 33-degree heat, especially if you’ve practiced on the indoor season.
“I’m not saying they’re not ready or whatever it is, but it can always hit you.”
“Of course, everything gets put down on it was the smoke. For sure, it can be nothing else.“
Moreover, Roger Federer mentioned He went to the office and tried to talk to them,
and in two days of trying Roger Federer could not do more.
“Can I go to court and say, Everybody stop play? I can try. I don’t think that’s going to do much.”
“So some media are happy to hammer home with that subject because it’s a new one. Maybe it was all a bit late.“
“But I don’t think I can do more than what I did. I’m on the council. I’ve been on the tour for so long. I came through the lower ranks, the juniors.