Courier: Scheduling of Roger Federer's matches driven by economic realities


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Courier: Scheduling of Roger Federer's matches driven by economic realities

At the US Open, Roger Federer claimed he is tired of hearing he gets what he asks after Greg Rusedski said the Swiss asked to play the first match at 12:00 noon on the Arthur Ashe Stadium against Dan Evans. The former world No.

1 Jim Courier believes scheduling of top players is caused by several factors that do not depend on the players themselves. "Every player in there has their team and they are lobbying for what they want and they need. It doesn't mean they get it.

For what Paul Annacone in his time as a coach of Roger, Roger did not even know half the time when they ask for things that he was just not concerned with so this is driven by economic realities. It's driven by TV, by Roger played a night match before he's gonna play a day match.

Now we are gonna balance it. There are a lot of factors happening in the scheduling room and the lobbying is a very small piece of that," said Courier. Martina Navratilova added: "The top players earned that right to request but whether they get it on is another story.

Roger is a diplomat and from a neutral country, even when he is really ticked off he still does it with a smile on his face although he did it throw in a small expletive." Federer lost in the quarter-finals to Grigor Dimitrov in five sets.

He is all set to play the Laver Cup this weekend alongside Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Fabio Fognini. Navratilova also spoke about Serena Williams: "She exactly is where he wants to be.

She has been tested, three different styles, three different players, Muchova plays so different than anybody else. Serena has been pushed emotionally."