"I'm surprised by all of these stories, shocked really that this might be happening,» the top-ranked Federer told The Associated Press on Friday. «I've been around for the last 10 years and have never been approached or ever heard anything about it until these comments came out."
"Before I make any serious comments about this I'm going to speak with Andy" [...] I'm going to speak with the federation and all the bodies so I can get a better idea of just what exactly is going on with this right now."
"I haven't read into the whole circumstances surrounding these stories, but I will be these days" [...] "I hope that this isn't happening. I think I would have heard something sooner if it had been."