Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Wimbledon controversy: Lopez shares thoughts



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Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Wimbledon controversy: Lopez shares thoughts

In an interview to Marca, Feliciano Lopez commented on Rafael Nadal complaining about Roger Federer getting a higher seed at Wimbledon because of the seeding formula. The Spanish player said: "The two opinions are respectful.

From one side, Wimbledon is a unique tournament that takes place on a different surface than the rest of the year. There are many players that only play here on grass during the year and the organizers want to put the grass specialists forward.

Anyways, I also understand the people who think that it should be like the rankings. What happens is that you only play on grass for three weeks. If you played more, I would understand that you should respect the usual rankings."

On how it felt to play alongside Andy Murray at Queen's, Lopez added: "What Andy showed me that he basically he's a great champion. I mean, he went through two surgeries. He's here playing again. I mean, what can I say? He's a great champion, a great friend.

Yeah, I'm learning a lot of things from him, no? He's so competitive. He loves winning. He does everything he can in order to perform well. I mean, it's so nice for me to play with Andy this week, and, you know, maybe we can play another tournament in the future. Who knows?" Lopez will start his run at Wimbledon against the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.