After Andy Murray, also Roger Federer spoke about the three wild cards that Maria Sharapova has received so far from Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome events which all take place from late April to late May. Asked in press conference in Dubai if it's right to give wild cards to dopers, Federer replied: 'Could see it either way, depending on who you are, and don’t know if it matters what the cause was for being banned, because at the end, it’s all sort of the same.
Banned is banned, you know. It’s a tough one. I really don’t know what to answer on that one, to be quite honest.' He also analyzed his loss to Evgeny Donskoy, who beat him in the three set tie-break. 'Don't know where to start, really', Federer said. 'I guess it was good to save set point in the second set.
Gave me a chance to stay in the second set after that. And then in the breaker, I served well. He clocked one at 6-4, I think. And then again one to get break point in the third. Those are the only two he really hit for winners. It was bad timing that I went into that corner at the time that maybe he was stretching perfectly for it.
Regardless, I had my chances. I should somehow close it out. Don't know how it got away, but he did very well, and yeah, it's a rough one, for sure.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'It was crazy. Hard loss, I wasn't really committed'