Exactly 17 years from now, the universe of tennis got it’s all-time favorite, the legendary 20 time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer.
With a straight-sets victory in the finals, that too on the biggest platform till date, Wimbledon championships, the Swiss maestro lifted his first Slam on Wimbledon’s center court.
Not only because of tennis is the most loved but also for how generous and humble he is, on this occasion, Roger gave his fans worldwide an opportunity to interact with him.
And on the other hand he simultaneously launched the new shoes called ‘The Roger’ in partnership with ‘On Running’.
Earlier this year, before the coronavirus halted the world, Federer voluntarily took a layover on tennis in order to undergo his knee surgery and took a long time to recover.
He was looking to play just important events like Wimbledon, but as the virus forced everyone and everything to knelt down against it, the whole sports world got Federer announced to skip the remaining season of 2020, due to a complication again with his knee.
Even being on No.4, Federer holds the largest fanbase, major parts of the crowd cheers for his which boost his morale during matches.
Unfortunately with the ongoing situation, Roger might have to prepare himself to play with cheers of low decibels, but with all these new protocols and norms, Roger cannot play in jam-packed stadiums.
During a live session on Monday, Roger addressed one of his fan’s questions, “I do miss playing in front of the fans, no doubt. Now, I think if tennis comes back it won’t be in a normal way where we can have full crowds yet.”
”So naturally, we wouldn’t be able to interact with the fans like we used to, taking selfies, taking pictures, signing autographs, being able to speak to them because I feel the tennis player at heart is very close to their fans and so am I.”
“Off course, I miss it but I think right now we’re going through a period where we’ve got to be patient and hopefully starting next year at same time point we’ll see each other more often and things will hopefully be somewhere back to normal. We’ve got be too patient,” he added.