Roger Federer spared a thought for second-round victim Filip Krajinovic after heavy rain played havoc with the schedule.
The feted Swiss had the luxury of playing under the Rod Laver Arena roof when Melbourne Park was deluged on Monday, while Krajinovic had to come back on Tuesday to complete his match with Quentin Halys.
It ended up being a tough five-setter - not the best preparation for playing the all-time Grand Slam recordholder the next day. “A little bit actually,” said Federer, when asked if he felt sorry for Krajinovic.
“I thought it wasn’t 100 per cent fair he played three hours yesterday and me, zero. The rain helped me so I’ve got to take them when they fall this way.”
Filip Krajinovic (left) with Roger Federer