I have to admit, i'm quite surprised by this from Federer:
The Swiss took a short holiday following his Wimbledon exit and, although he did not watch Andy Murray’s historic triumph, he did send the World No. 2 a congratulatory text message.
“I didn’t see anything but I did send him a message. I was happy for him. I think he’s been very consistent for a long time. Last year, was a huge year for him winning the [London] Olympics, making the Wimbledon final and winning the US Open. I thought after missing Paris to come back and win Wimbledon it was amazing.”
Three things to note. 1. Federer didn't see any of the match. 2. Federer wants us to know he sent Andy a message. 3. Federer thinks what Andy achieved after missing Paris was "amazing". Plenty of lines to read between there, for those to choose too.
Yeah i guess, hard to take anything he says literally, there's always a hidden meaning
I agree it's easy to be cynical about what Roger says, but maybe his humiliating exit at Wimbledon and his demotion to #5 have finally penetrated the Federer arrogance, and that what he's saying is how he genuinely feels? I really can't see any kind of hidden meaning in that quote, and, without knowing the source, we don't know what sort of question he was responding to. Time will tell, though.