I'm just wondering, has Federer been asked what he thought of the retirement? If so, what's he said?
Dallas posted the interview in the Federer topic:
Q. You seem to have these guys in the top four falling in front of you, not finishing their matches.
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I donít know what to say, you know. Itís strange. This happens three times in four tournaments really that somebody pulled out. So itís unusual.
You know, I mean, if you look back, I havenít had that many walkovers throughout my career. But itís obviously more strange against top players, like Nikolay and Novak.
Thereís not much I can do about it. From my end, I played well today. It was a solid performance. Iím looking forward to the finals, obviously.
Q. Was it obvious to you he was ill?
ROGER FEDERER: No. I didnít see anything anyway from my side till when he called the doctor. It made me remember that, you know, he really sort of had at 40 Love at 5 3, I think it was, he just let his head hang a little bit. I thought that was more in disappointment, you know. So maybe it was more also because of the sickness. I donít know.
But I didnít feel like he was playing, you know, too sick. Obviously after calling the doctor, you know, you have a tendency to have him under the microscope, you know, and then you might see some signs. But then, you know, Iím in a moment where I try to block that out and continue the way I did play.
I didnít think it was that extreme. Same as Davydenko last week. I mean, I didnít see any big signs till the moment they all of a sudden retired.