“He was so lazy,” Marc Rosset makes shocking revelations about meeting Roger Federer for the first time
Former Swiss tennis player and a relative of Roger Federer, Marc Rosset tells an interesting story of his first meeting with the Swiss legend.
Roger Federer and Marc Rosset
Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players in the world. The 20 Grand Slam triumphs and numerous tournament victories tell the story of a player who was loved across continents. However, there was a time when the Swiss Legend was struggling with behavioral issues.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion rarely gets into any controversy during his illustrious and long career. However, it took him a lot of time to build a resilient character which tennis fans loved and respected.
The 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games gold medal winner in singles event Marc Rosset in a recent episode of Tennis Podcast talked about the impression the 41-year old gave him when he played him for the first time. Roger Federer was quite young then and not yet to make his debut on the ATP Tour.
“I remember the first time I trained with him. He was the new Swiss talent, but he was so lazy. Usually when you train on the circuit as a youngster you are a little stressed, you want to play well, you are very nervous. This guy came onto the court like he didn’t care at all. I was like, ‘Wow’,” he said.
However, the genius of the eight-time Wimbledon champion was known to the world soon as he embarks on his domination of the male tennis sport.
Boris Becker praise Roger Federer
Roger Federer is one of the most popular sportsperson in the world. He maintained high discipline all-throughout his career. An emotional man he may be, he seldom let his emotions get heavy on him.
Many tennis legends compliment the Swiss Legend for his work ethics and his demeanor on the court. Boris Becker is one of those players who have always praised the 20-time Grand Slam champion. The German has the record of being the youngest male tennis player ever to win the Wimbledon trophy. He won it at the age of 17 years in 1985.
“Roger Federer is the ambassador of sport and not just of tennis. The world has never seen anything like it. You can see footballers, basketball players, and athletes, but none are like Federer, who also grew up in neutral Switzerland. With Federer, everything is perfect and too good to be true,” he said on a podcast.
He also gives Roger Federer credit for the popularity of tennis.
“Nothing like this will ever happen in tennis and it is thanks to him that tennis has become a universal sport. Good luck to those who want to succeed him,” he continued.
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