Twenty-time Great Pummel champion Roger Federer has reprimanded Italian Open coordinators at multiplying ticket costs after it was affirmed he would play.
Federer, 37, is playing the earth court season out of the blue since 2016.
The number three seed, who has a first-round bye and will start his competition against Portugal’s Joao Sousa, said the choice was “frustrating”.
“They made it in a manner like they remunerated the fans who purchased tickets before, which is kind of odd.”
Federer included: “I just truly trust it doesn’t remove the reality I’m extremely glad to be here. There will be great groups ideally, great air.”
The Swiss were beaten in the third round by Dominic Thiem on his last appearance in Rome in 2016.
Thiem spared two match focuses to beat Federer and advancement to the Madrid Open semi-finals a week ago, however, Federer was satisfied by solid execution and has his eyes on a second French Open title in June.
His just Roland-Garros title came 10 years back when he beat Swede Robin Soderling in straight sets.
“I think I was playing great in Madrid, so I just stated, once more, ‘we should come to Rome, a city I like to such an extent too’,” said Federer.
“Madrid is an extreme sport to play. I had a craving for playing possibly more ocean level conditions would be beneficial for me. There would be fervor, more energy than me going to a training court in Switzerland.
“Despite what occurs here, I simply believe it’s beneficial for me to play matches at this stage.”
Federer could face eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals in Rome, and Madrid Open sprinter up and eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals.