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Hello. Nice of Roger Federer to let Novak Djokovic have a hit on his court this afternoon. Very generous. Most magnanimous. It’s a mark of the tennis king’s charitable spirt that he’s stepped aside and let one of the commoners live like a royal for a few hours. Just leave everything as you found it, Novak, there’s a good chap. Otherwise Federer might need to have a word with the schedulers about having you on again next year.
Not really! Relax, Novak, and bask in the knowledge that Federer probably isn’t too happy about being shunted off Centre Court today. It’s the first time it’s happened for three years and while it was the right call by the All England Club, it was still quite surprising when the order of play arrived yesterday. Federer off Centre Court? What an insult! Don’t they know who he is? Haven’t they seen his range of cardigans? Next they’ll be acknowledging that there’s a football tournament taking place in Russia at the moment.