Although Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, is renowned for being a very disciplined athlete, this has not always been the case. Stories about his teenage conduct serve as a reminder to audiences that their idol is human and as such has experienced its fair share of fear, contrasting so starkly with the spotless image of the Swiss in reality that they occasionally sound out of the ordinary.
According to the 38-year-old, “If I look back, I haven’t always been extremely strict or very attentive.” “At first, I would say that when I was between the ages of 16 and 22, I occasionally engaged in activities outside of tennis that might have resulted in permanent harm.
So I am aware of my good fortune. Skiing and a significant fright are two instances of these rebellious moments: “I went skiing like crazy with Marc Rosset after coming back from an Australian Open . I informed him, “I’m taking this hit,” and after flying ten meters, I discovered that I was one hundred meters lower. Marc laughed before becoming terrified.
Federer has learned to be more cautious after this occurrence. Because he gained invaluable insight from his experiences, he has developed into the celebrated athlete that he is today. Roger Federer said, “I had multiple bike-related accidents.
“Once in Basel, once in Ecublens, I believed I was going to be hit by a truck. These situations have occurred before. I am aware that the outcome may have been entirely different.
King Roger has won the Grand Slam 20 times.
Patrick Mouratoglou recently said in an interview that he thinks Roger Federer is “a genius” and that the Swiss player is the most original he has ever seen.
Roger is brilliant. He is a tennis prodigy. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a tennis player play that manner. And I believe I won’t do it until I pass away. He does everything perfectly, according to Mouratoglou, who was reported as saying. For the second year in a row, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer had advanced to the grass-court major final.
Federer was attempting to become the first person to win six consecutive Wimbledon championships, which would have set a record. The H2H series between the two players, which has been going on for almost 20 years, favors the Spaniard with a ratio of 24:16.
Nadal and Federer will be on the same Laver Cup team the next time. For another installment of the legendary Federer–Nadal rivalry, fans will undoubtedly have to wait until the 2023 Australian Open.