Wimbledon organizers happy with court conditions as Serena Williams and Adrian Mannarino suffer slips – CNN International
Federer, who reached the second round through Mannarino’s retirement, learned of Williams’ injury during his press conference.
“It feels a tad more slippery maybe under the roof, I don’t know if it’s a gut feel,” he told reporters.
“You do have to move very, very carefully out there, and if you push too hard in the wrong moments, you do go down … this is obviously terrible. I don’t think it plays very different but again I’m also moving carefully.”
Federer, who is bidding to win a ninth title at Wimbledon, will face two-time semifinalist Richard Gasquet in the second round.
Following the two incidents, which happened just an hour apart, the All England Lawn Tennis Club said in a statement to CNN: “The preparation of the grass courts has been to exactly the same meticulous standard as in previous years.