Following his heart-stopping win yesterday in Miami over Tomas Berdych in which he saved two match points, Roger Federer said he doesn’t mind it when it gets loud. In fact, he wants more noise in tennis.
“Honestly, I think it’s nice that in tennis we have it super loud, super quiet, super loud,” Federer said. “I think it makes tennis very special. If there is was more screaming and more shouting and more movement, that would be okay, too.
“I think it’s gotten to a point where everybody has to be super silent, and I almost disagree with that. I mean, it makes it for a better atmosphere, but we play through so many other conditions in practice that we should be able to handle it.”
Federer battles Nick Kyrgios in just a few hours for a spot in the Miami finals against Rafael Nadal! And Federer would relish the challenge.
“I would love it,” Federer said. “It would be like a throwback to 2005 I think the finals we played; 2004 we played the first time ever against each other here in Miami. So that would be cool, to have that going. Plus Rafa going for his first Miami Open. I think that would be cool, too.”
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