Roger Federer tried to accept as most as possible with the smile the ball boy's mistake during the 4-3 point on the second set tie-break. Federer was asked if he spoke to the ball boy after the match. 'No. Maybe he's coming to dinner, I don't know', said Federer smiling.
'Give me a smile, don't be too serious, please. It was a joke. I just asked him, Did you drop the ball? I didn't understand what he said. I said, Did you drop the ball? He said, Yes, I did drop the ball. From that standpoint, it's, Okay, no problem, that happens.
It's all good. It's all good. I hope he doesn't have a sleepless night. It's not a big deal at the end of the day. It could have been if maybe I win the next point. Whatever happened, this is life, this is sports. I'm definitely not mad at him.
It's all good from my side.' Asked if as ball boy he never lost the ball, Federer - who covered this role for two years as the Swiss Indoors in Basel - replied: 'I don't remember. I probably did (laughter).' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title