Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has been one of the most successful players of the modern era. He was the first men’s singles player to reach the milestone of winning 20 Grand Slam titles. Over the years, he has impressed and won the hearts of many fans around the world. Recently, a clip of Roger Federer appeared. In the clip, he praised former Dutch tennis star Esther Vergeer. She was a wheelchair player and is by far one of the most successful tennis players of all time. She has managed to win 48 Grand Slam titles in her career. In her career, Esther has been healthy with various injuries and some of them were as serious as a brain hemorrhage. However, the way she has battled all of those obstacles and emerged as a true champion is remarkable. Federer commented on her contribution and stated: “She has made wheelchair tennis really popular through her success and dominance. That opens the door for other players to do many things ”. Moving on to tennis, Federer started his season after the Australian Open. He played his first competitive event in Doha after more than a year. He was on the sidelines, as he had to undergo two knee surgeries. After Doha, he played on the clay courts of Geneva. He suffered a departure in the first round. Later, he competed at the French Open and made it into the second week only to retire before his fourth round match. He retired because the matches were getting intense and he was playing at the highest level without much match practice. Roger had a disappointing result at the Wimbledon Championship, losing in the quarterfinals. He has decided to end his season and undergo another knee surgery. We look forward to seeing you compete on the Tour once again.
Jil Teichmann on Roger Federer
Roger Federer’s friendly personality and down-to-earth nature have been spoken about several times by his peers. And fellow Swiss Jil Teichmann, who is in the midst of a career-best run at the ongoing Western & Southern Open, has become the latest player to talk about her much-cherished personal experience with Federer. “I actually have had a funny moment (with Federer),” Teichmann said. “It was in US Open. I think 2018, I’m not sure. I was playing last round of qualifying. I was walking out of the locker room, and there is this really small hallway. Federer was coming the other way, I’m not kidding, with three, four or five cameras. I’m like, I’m not going to disturb, so I just went on one side. In the moment of crossing, Federer is, like, ‘Good luck’ in Swiss-German. I was so in shock,” she continued. “I didn’t answer in that moment. I was, like, ‘Oh, my God. Did Federer really just say that?’ I was waiting next to Patty Schnyder. I told her, ‘Patty, this happened.’ She’s like, ‘Relax, it’s okay.’ Then he walked again, and he said again ‘Good luck’ to both of us. I looked at her, ‘Now it’s impossible.’ Did I lose? And I actually qualified that year. I was, like, Okay, that’s it. Twice Federer telling me ‘Good luck’, that’s a sign.”