Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr revealed the Warriors had a chance to meet Roger Federer in Shanghai a few years ago and that was then he realized Federer and Stephen Curry were similar to each other.
Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, is one of the greatest players in tennis history and often credited for revolutionazing the game.
On the other side, Curry is definitely an all-time great in basketball and he has revolutionized the game with his shooting.
Curry is considered by many as the greatest shooter in basketball history, and even though he is 34, he is still one of the best players in the NBA.
Federer, 40, was well in his thirties when he captured his last Grand Slam (2018 Australian Open), while 34-year-old Curry is now playing in the NBA Finals.
Both Federer and Curry love the game and approach it in a way that has allowed them to do it for a very long time and be successful in the process.
Kerr: Federer and Curry have a similar approach to the game
“We actually met Federer a few years ago in China when we played in Shanghai. He came and spoke to our locker room, and Draymond (Green) asked him, he said, ‘How have you been doing this for 20 years?’,” Kerr recalled. “And his answer was just simple, yet profound. He said, ‘I love my daily ritual.’ He said, ‘I get up, make my kids breakfast, drop them off at school, go train and I’ve figured out the right training methods to keep me in the best position at my age. I love competing.’ He said, ‘But every single day, I put my head on the pillow at the end of the day and think, man, what a great day.’ So I think of Steph a lot when I think of that story from Roger Federer. Very, very similar just sort of zest for life and just joy for the process.”