‘One of the best of all time,’ Canadian tennis star on Roger Federer

Bianca Andreescu reflects on the impact of Roger Federer on her life and says he is the best of all time.


Bianca Andreescu, the 20 year old Canadian tennis player burst onto the scene with a US Open win in 2019. But since then she has had a spate of injuries, coupled with the COVID enforced break, which had kept her off the court for a good 15 months.

Bianca played the Australian Open but bowed out early in the second round to Su-Wei Hsieh in straight sets. She then had a good outing at the Phillip Island trophy where she managed to reach the semi-final.

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Bianca Andreescu

Like many others on tour, Andreescu has always been a huge Roger Federer fan. 

“Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer were my favorite players while growing up; I watched a lot of their matches and they were so calm and composed. They had a complete game style and that’s how I wanted to be,” she once said.

Bianca Andreescu shares a Roger Federer memory

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Roger Federer

Bianca has always been a huge Roger fan from day 1. She even says that she is the best of all time and a great role model for her.

“I might have taken a picture with him when I was little. I don’t remember,” Andreescu said.

“But I’ve seen him play ever since I was little. He’s such a great role model for me, for many people. He has really given tennis a lot. He is one of the best of all time.”

Andreescu is currently scheduled to play in Miami. She is seeded 8th and has received a first round bye. She will face Shvedova or a qualifier in the second round.

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