Five-time winner Federer motored to the past 16 by blowing Evans off 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in just 80 minutes, the Korean third seed carrying complete advantage as only one of five guys who profited from a break on Thursday.
Evans, on the other hand, complained of stiffness and fatigue as he returned into the courtroom barely 18 hours following his four-set triumph over Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the next round.
“I’ve been there. I understand what you are referring to.
“But it is anyhow not honest for me to perform my game under the roof, do it, sit back, unwind another day while he is fighting out a three-hour match, whatever it is, contrary to Pouille.
“The issue already begins there. That is tennis.
“I have lost possibly matches this manner. I have won any this moment. So, yeah, I know if Danny is, for example, a tiny bit disappointed.”
Federer, however, bristled at the idea he requested for the first time start at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“I understand there were concerns to have a taste. But that does not mean just like,’Roger asks,” Roger gets’ keep in mind that, because I’ve heard this sh** too frequently today,” he explained.
“I am tired and sick of it, that seemingly I call the shots. The championship, as well as the TV channels, do. We can present our view. That is what we do.
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Evans questioned that notion and the whole world number 58 criticized organizers for sticking up him in the afternoon session.
“That would not be the first time that the higher-ranked participant has had pull,” Evans stated. “The championship would preferably Roger be moving through that game than me, so it is clear.”
“I had been exhausted,” he explained. “I thought it was reasonably robust I was up after enjoying yesterday if I am brutally honest. It was somewhat disappointing.
“To attempt to beat him feeling exhausted, rigid, playing with four places yesterday, it is near on impossible. However, I thought he played, you understand, no-error tennis.”
“I thought I had been on now because I’d double,” Evans added. “I asked the ATP man who was not the situation. It might have been nice to be a night game. I am not sure who performs Novak (Djokovic), but somebody’s going to get the brief straw, and it was me.”