The 39-year-old was concerned in a heated change with the chair umpire after he was handed a time violation for taking too lengthy between factors.
It triggered a prolonged dialog with the umpire with Federer clearly confused by the scenario. He was then seen asking Cilic questions whereas standing on the internet.
“I did not really feel like I used to be enjoying notably sluggish […] I all the time really feel like I do not make my opponent wait very a lot, however clearly Marin wished to go quicker. Now, I did not understand that,” Federer mentioned, enjoying down the incident.
“I simply really feel prefer it was a misunderstanding on many ranges. I did not perceive it and determine it out, and I suppose I’m simply new to the brand new tour.”
“It was fairly fascinating to stay via it. Got slightly vitality into the match, which I preferred.”
The heated debate did not cease Federer from progressing into the third spherical at Roland Garros although, finally beating Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
The Swiss solely lately returned from severe knee surgical procedure final yr and has performed solely 3 times in the final 17 months.
Ahead of the clay courtroom main, Federer performed down his probabilities of profitable the grand slam however faces Germany’s 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer in the subsequent spherical.