A senior journalist reflects on Roger Federer’s behavior off the court

A senior journalist reflects on Roger Federer’s behavior off the court


Daniil Medvedev has only words of appreciation for Roger Federer, who he considers to be a great champion on the Swiss court and a very good and genuine person. Medvedev, 26, has faced Federer three times. When Medvedev and Federer met for the first time at the 2018 Shanghai Masters, the Swiss defeated the Russian 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Federer defeated Medvedev in Basel (2018) and Miami Masters (2019). “I remember when we played for the first time in Shanghai 2018. So, it was one of the best feelings in my life. I don’t know him well, but as you can see, he is the same on television and in the dressing room.

All the tennis lovers always wanted me to play,” Medvedev told L’Equipe. According to Bastian Fachan, during this year’s grass-court season, Medvedev showed his respect for Federer’s grass-court game among the best grass-court players.

Federer, 41, is an eight-time Wimbledon champion. Seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is also on Medvedev’s list. Medvedev lists Federer and Djokovic as two of the best grass court players of his generation.

“Novak is always a favorite. He’s won the last three Wimbledons they’ve played. He plays very well on grass. If we were talking about the best players on grass in history, I’d put him at the top, even if I didn’t. Borg, not Sampras, has seen him play.

From my generation, Federer and Djokovic are the best. Of course, Nadal can win any tournament he plays and Berretini is playing at a high level. “Djokovic, Beretini and Nadal,” Medvedev said this summer, speaking of favorites.

Nick McCarvel opens against Federer

Nick McCarvel has praised Roger Federer’s behavior off the court, saying he is always thoughtful and a good listener. “He told me once that I have the best shoes, so I’ll take them.

You know, I was a newspaper reporter, a tennis reporter for USA Today for two years, I had a few one-on-ones with Roger. “Always the class, always thoughtful, always a good listener, always someone who looks you in the eye and says ‘hello’, and that’s what great champions do to set themselves apart,” he said.

“I think the greatness he achieved on the court is unparalleled, but the fact that you can only relate to him on a human level has always been of interest to other people. And in the retirement message you open it is. I think it will stick.



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