i have no interest in reading his backhanded compliments........
This is what he said:
Q. Could this type of victory be a springboard for Andy to win slams now and be a big threat at the US Open coming up?
ROGER FEDERER: I don't think he needed this, to be quite honest, 'cause he is a good player. Don't forget that. He's an amazing player already. I thought he played a very, very good Wimbledon championship.
So for me what I was happy to see is that he didn't have a letdown, you know, after the Wimbledon finals. It's easy to come back, best -f-three, you know, go out third round maybe. You just feel more horrible.
But he didn't do that. He came, he won gold. I think this is how champions react.
I'm not sure why this shouldn't count as praise.