Roger Federer commented on Rafael Nadal complaining about the Swiss player getting the second seeding position ahead of the Spaniard. Federer didn't criticize his rival and he believes that the matter got too popular: "I don't know what you want me to tell you.
The system is the way it is. It used to be different. I don't know, I guess it was different also before that", said the 37-year-old. "There's not much we the players can add to the story, other than we just deal with it.
At the end of the day, if you want to win the tournament, you got to go through all the players that are in front of you. And now that the draw is out, we move on But we knew that the system was in place. I guess the system is, you know, it rewards you for playing a lot on the grass, well on the grass.
I guess I benefited from that. That was not part of my plan for the last few years. Just happens that this year I get bumped up. Kevin Anderson got bumped up. Back in the day, it was tougher. Guys who were seeded became unseeded. So that was a bigger storyline I think that this one.
Just happens that Rafa obviously went down, so I think that makes the news. With social media nowadays, they love it", concluded Federer smiling. The Basel native opened his campaign against Lloyd Harris.