Originally Posted by tennis_pro
You do know that the WTF was known previously as the Tennis Masters Cup? Clearly in the second link Federer takes the seat on the umpire's right.
I assume the USATODAY (first post) just came up with the story to blast Federer and to make "their favorite" Djokovic look better?
I don't know what the "rule" is, however, they say it is "traditional" which equals RESPECT. Taditionally, you let the "ladies first", but there is no written rule -- it is pure respect. I assume that logic does not apply in your village...
Additionally, DJOKOVIC towel was on the left seat which should be a clear indicator.
Some would care, some (arogant) would not give a crap...