http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=110969Q. There was a moment on Court2 today when Kyrgios appeared to tank a game, not try.
ROGER FEDERER: One game?
Q. One game, yeah. Can you understand someone getting frustrated and doing that or do you find that disrespectful?
ROGER FEDERER: Towards whom?
Q. Towards the crowd who paid good money to watch you.
ROGER FEDERER: A game is like 55 seconds. Again, did he really do it or not? A game where a guy serves well, is that tanking, too? It's like sometimes it's part of like a boxer when he puts his hands down, is that tanking? Then he swings freely again.
I think we shouldn't dig too deep into those kind of things. If you told me he did an entire set, plus more, plus this, I'd say, Okay, it's a bit much probably.
But I just watched the end of the third, the end of the fourth. He was fighting then. He was really wanting to win. He should have been in the fifth at the end.
In my opinion, it was a great match and it was close. The fans got their money's worth, in my opinion. It was a close match last year. He saved nine match points against Richard. Today two.
So one game to me is part of tactics, as well, sometimes to throw the other guy off. Maybe yourself, you can be frustrated and just not feel like it for a couple of points. Especially a younger guy, it's going to happen more often than one of the top guys that have been around, that just like say, Okay, point mentality, we'll do it again and again and again and again. For a younger guys, it's a little bit boring at times, which I understand.
Rogie is obviously smart & mature enough to avoid knee-jerk reactions, unlike your average Joe. :hatoff: