Roger Federer was asked in press conference at the Rolex Paris Masters if he feels that his rivalry with Novak Djokovic is different after they paired up together at the Laver Cup in September. 'The same. It's intense.
It's good tennis', Federer said. 'We care about winning. We don't like losing. So I can tell you that right now. And yeah, it was a fun week in Chicago. I really enjoyed playing doubles with him. I think it was interesting for both of us to see into our minds and into our lives a little bit more.
But I think you saw today it didn't change much, and that was our wish as well. It shouldn't change. I think people enjoy the rivalry. We do as well. So, yeah, it's tough and fair, like the way it's supposed to be.' During the last rally, someone screamed out twice.
Asked if he heard it, Federer replied: 'Are you asking me because you saw it, my reaction? Yeah, but I think at that point if I win that one I'm still down 6-4 maybe. It's just unfortunate it happens and at the end, you lose the point, the match, the rally.
You're quadruple frustrated. It happens. It's good. People are into it. It's all good. It didn't happen for the entire match basically, that the people screamed into the rally. But people were on the edge of their seat, and it's fine.
It was just I was like, once, twice. I mean, thank God the rally ended. It would have been like five times maybe if it continued maybe.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title