Originally Posted by R.Federer
Mirkaland, did it occur to you that perhaps Roger asked for it? At the French he requested a late start.
If none of that is true, then I agree with you that even though they need to make a lot of room to showcase Agassi and all other US stars, this is poor form and disrespect for the defending champ.
I suppose it is possible but there doesn't seem to be any logical reason for him not wanting to start until Wednesday, esentially playing 7 matches in 12 days. The French didn't honor his request so why would the USTA? Especially when Davenport asked for a Tuesday start and they wouldn't give her one.