Julien Benneteau commented on Roger Federer receiving favorable scheduling on the Australian Open over the past two years. He pointed in direction of the Tennis Australia's partnership with the Laver Cup This 12 months Marin Cilic was sad with the match schedule and in press convention on the ATP Finals in London, the Croat spoke about it. 'It’s powerful to say. Roger could be very well-liked,' Cilic admitted. 'Evening matches are all the time one thing the match desires him to play. I used to be simply not blissful on the finish of the match in Australia as a result of they modified the foundations. They had been following a method of the foundations through the match and so they had totally different guidelines for the finals with closing the roof. They're reusing two situations to go well with up to have the ability to shut the roof which they didn't have. So, that was the one half that didn't go properly by the referee's aspect. I don't suppose they had been going someway, for me or for Roger. I felt that in that half they should be constant.'
Cilic additionally commented on the O2 Area velocity floor: 'I don't know. I felt additionally fairly good once I was working towards on the court docket. I believe this type of court docket can also be, once you get just a few matches on it, when it will get used, it's changing into a bit faster. So, I believe it's simply regular. I don't suppose it’s a lot totally different from final 12 months, it is kind of the identical. It may well fluctuate from the air con contained in the stadium. Typically, it performs fairly the identical.'