Roger Federer claims Serena Williams 'went too far' and 'should have gone away earlier' during extraordinary outburst at umpire in US Open final
- Serena Williams branded umpire Carlos Ramos a 'liar' and 'thief' during final
- He gave the American three code violations and fallout sparked huge debate
- Roger Federer weighed in on issues and thinks Williams should have gone away
- The Swiss star said: 'At some point, I feel like Serena should have gone away'
Will Griffee For Mailonline
Roger Federer has weighed in on Serena Williams' extraordinary outburst during the US Open final and believes the American 'went too far'.
Williams' rant back on September 8 when she branded umpire Carlos Ramos a 'liar' and 'thief'.
Williams took exception to being penalized with code violations, one for coaching, another for racket abuse, and after the furious exchange with Ramos she was given a third and docked a game.
Roger Federer believes Serena Williams went too far during her US Open final outburst
Williams branded Carlos Ramos a 'liar' and 'thief' for giving her code violations
Ultimately her opponent Naomi Osaka claimed victory 6-2, 6-4 but the match was overshadowed by Williams' outburst.
And Federer has expressed his views on the explosive, now infamous, scene at Flushing Meadows.
The 37-year-old told The Sunday Times magazine: 'It's a melange of things, but at some point, I feel like Serena should have gone away.
'She did (walk away) but she went too far. She should have walked earlier. It's a little bit excusable.
'The umpire should not have pushed her there. It's unfortunate but an incredible case study. '
Naomi Osaka (left) won the final but victory overshadowed by Williams' outburst
The Swiss has come to an informed comment and reflects on the broad array of opinions and perspectives.
Much of the debate about the perceived double standards between the male and female players, or this is a case of Williams overreacting.
Federer, who lost to epic Paris Masters Final to Novak Djokovic on Saturday, clearly feels that he has not been able to cope with it.
Federer accepted there were mitigating factors but thinks Williams should have gone away
Another controversial aspect of this year's US Open was Alize Cornet's code violation for taking her shirt off to readjust it.
The incident led to Billie Jean King tweeting that policing of women's bodies must end and Federer wholeheartedly agreed.
'I totally on the women's side. Leave them alone. They are not on court with wings, he said.