Last year Roger Federer retired from the final against Novak Djokovic due to a back injury. The World No. 3 revealed that also yesterday he thought about not playing: 'It was difficult to reach the O2.
I got stuck in traffic for three hours. I thought to not have time to reach the Stadium and not to play. Luckily I leaved hotel in advance and so at 20 I entered on the court.' Quotes recognized by Tages Anzeiger. Roger walked out and taken the wrong chair.
The towels were on the wrong side: 'Okay, a towel doesn't mean much to me, to be quite honest. I'm not going to be pushed by a towel. I sat on that chair when I walked out against Tomas. I said, I'd like to sit here again.
I walked out first. Usually the guy who walks out first decides which side he wants to sit on. That's the rules to me, not a towel, to be quite honest. Maybe to you a towel matters more. To me a towel is to take a shower with', said Roger. Djokovic noticed what happened: 'I noticed.
When you enter on court, they don't warn you to what chair you've to sit, the player chooses. I don't think his intention was to confuse me.' Also Read: ATP FINALS - Welcome back Rafael Nadal: loses only five games against Andy Murray! .