The former world No. 9 Marc Rosset spoke about the clash between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka at the Basel's Swiss Indoors that did not happen. Rosset said: "It's always something bad. It's a derby, there is never a favorite, you always want to see it.
It would have been a great match. But for the Basel crowd the real shock would have been not to see Federer in the final. I enjoy see him playing more than in the past. He now has some breaks since he picked an injury in 2016, he picks the tournament where he can perform, he spends time with his family.
If we love him, we want him to be happy. He still loves what he does. Look at his attitude. Everyone who loves tennis wants to see Federer playing in his lifetime. But the day Stan and Roger stop, it will definitely be more complicated.
Federer is one of the greatest athletes ever. He went through four generations of players, he loves the game, he likes the challenges... He doesn't just have this unique talent but he also has the desire. In Switzerland we are blessed.
With Novak Djokovic, he is the best player in the world. Even at 38 years of age." Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem spoke about his win over Matteo Berrettini. The Austrian said: "I never experienced such a great atmosphere here.
It was full from the first point on. Such a loud atmosphere as well. It was perfect to play in and the match was on a very high level from the first to the last point... With all the support and home advantage, I was able to pull through.
I am very confident now. It was a tough match mentally and physically but it was not too late. There is going to be an amazing energy again tomorrow, so I am really looking forward to that. It was a big dream from the first time I came here when I was five or six years old to be there on Sunday and tomorrow is that day. I am going to be very ready."