“Made it Easy For Us”: Radio Legend Opens Up on His Experience of Interviewing Roger Federer

Published 04/17/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against David Goffin of Belgium on day six of 2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters at Qi Zhong Tennis Centre in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)


Fans are desperately waiting for Roger Federer to return to the court. Even though the Swiss maestro exhibited his exceptional skills at the Qatar Open 2021, he lost in his second match, leaving the fans wanting more. But it’s not just his tennis that has made the man such a beloved figure in the tennis and sporting world.

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Recently, renowned Radio journalist Berni Schar announced that he’ll retire at the end of April. After working for 33 long years with the Swiss radio SRF, he’ll be bidding goodbye to his role. The man, however, was not going to be done without heaping praise on the 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in a recent interview.

In the interview, Schar revealed that Roger really helped him and made it quite easy for him whenever he had to interview the tennis legend. He also highlighted that he always wanted to do a collaboration with Roger Federer on a project. He stated that he waited long for that but unfortunately it didn’t come.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand during his Men’s Singles match against Tennys Sandgren of the USA. Day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

“Roger made it easy for us. I’ve always waited for a critical moment to occur, but that has never happened to this day,” said Schar in the interview. (Translated by Google Translate)

So far, Schar has interviewed Federer about 700 times. Interestingly, he also reported on 15 Olympic Games in his career as a sports journalist.

Can Roger Federer make a comeback before the Wimbledon Championships 2021?

Roger Federer is still not fully fit as he seeks full match fitness before he has to step onto the courts at the All England Club. Surprisingly, he still hasn’t started his clay-court campaign and clouds are looming over his participation at the French Open 2021.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his third-round match against Taylor Fritz of the United States during day five of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The Swiss maestro hasn’t had a great record at the US Open or the French Open lately. With the Australian Open 2021 already over, the Wimbledon Championships 2021 are his best chance to win a Major. However, for that, he needs to be fit before June 2021 so that he can take part in some of the grass-court tournaments.

Federer will turn 40 in August. With age not on his side at the moment, it’ll definitely be challenging for him to compete with the players who are almost half of his age. Will Federer be able to stun everyone again and lift his 21st Grand Slam champion at the Wimbledon Championships 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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