Aussie player slams Roger Federer's 'selfish' virus stance

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Australian player Andrew Harris has lashed out over 'selfish' comments from Roger Federer.
Roger Federer speaks to the media at the Australian Open in January. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Australian tennis player Andrew Harris has branded Roger Federer 'selfish' over the Swiss legend's recent comments about playing without fans.

Earlier this week Federer said he'd prefer to delay the return of professional tennis as opposed to playing events (particularly grand slams) without crowds.

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French and US Open officials have both flagged the possibility of barring fans from the upcoming grand slams as the sport attempts to get back underway amid the coronavirus crisis.

"I can't imagine competing in an empty stadium, I hope it never happens," Federer said during a video call with Brazilian legend Gustavo Kuerten.

"As much as when we train there are no people, competing is very different.

"It is clear that the possibility is feasible. But I think we could wait for the appropriate moment to return in the best conditions, with at least a third of the stadium full or half in.

"It would be very difficult for me to play major tournaments behind closed doors."

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