“Can’t Wait for the World Cup”: Roger Federer Praises Team Switzerland for “Dream” Run in Euro 2020

Published 07/03/2021, 1:09 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his second round match against France’s Richard Gasquet REUTERS/Paul Childs


Swiss maestro Roger Federer is currently bidding for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon Championships 2021. Besides that, he also supported home team Switzerland in the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 from the beginning of the tournament. Since they lost to Spain in the quarterfinals now, the Basel-born congratulated them on their inspiring run.

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Before the Euros began, Federer strongly believed that the trophy is coming home this year. Therefore, losing in on penalties in a drama-filled match must have been heartbreaking for all of Switzerland. Nevertheless, the former World No.1 tennis professional did not fail to appreciate their effort.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 25, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Britain’s Andy Murray during a practice session Pool via REUTERS/David Gray

Earlier, during a practise session in Wimbledon, Federer made a prophecy in front of old-rival Andy Murray about Switzerland winning the EURO 2020. In return, the British professional had a fine laugh.

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Roger Federer praises Team Switzerland for their run in UEFA Euro 2020

When it comes to supporting the country at any particular event, none does it better than Federer. The 103 ATP titles owner shared motivational words with the team from before the tournament till the end.

Now, in a pun-filled message with the name of their star goalkeeper Yann Sommer, the 39-year-old put the World Cup in sight. He wrote, “Danke (Thank you). It’s been an amazing Sommer guys, thank you, great effort, can’t wait for the World Cup. Great playing Spain and good luck. Cheer up guys. It has been a dream with you.” (Translated via Google Translate).

Moreover, during the 77th minute of the match, Switzerland had received a red card which proved to be a turning point. Naturally, it left all the Swiss people frustrated, including Federer.

But above all, all sports have only one winner, and the other has to accept it. No doubt that Switzerland now knows its potential and will come back even stronger next year for the FIFA World Cup 2020 Qatar.

As for Federer, he has a mountain to climb still to win his ninth Wimbledon title.

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Who will Federer play next in Wimbledon Championships 2021?

Federer has reached the third round of the Championships, beating Frenchmen Adrian Mannarino and Richard Gasquet, respectively. He will now face the crowd favorite Cameron Norrie for a place in the Last 16.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his second round match against France’s Richard Gasquet Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon

Considering his last two matches, Federer is picking up his speed to find his peak again. However, the British left-hander would bring his best on the grass-court to upset the Swiss.

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All in all, Federer has already warned Norrie that it is enough, and he has to go out. Let’s see if the Swiss maestro continues on the path to his next Grand Slam title at Wimbledon Championships 2021.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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