Roger Federer Reminisces “First Football Match” While Making “Memories” With Son

Published 11/07/2021, 8:38 PM EST


At the age of 12, Roger Federer had to decide between soccer and tennis to focus on entirely. Although he made the right choice and helped the tennis world rise high, he never stopped following soccer. Devotedly, Federer has supported FC Basel 1893 and Switzerland national team since childhood. And now, he is passing the same fan love to one of his sons.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Recently, the tennis maestro went to watch the Swiss Super League match between FC Basel 1893 and St. Gallen. During the game, Federer reminisced about watching his first-ever live soccer match. Accordingly, he felt happy to share the same with one of his sons that day.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Roger Federer enjoys watching FC Basel 1893

As usual, Federer sat in the box and cheered for another FC Basel match. He also shared a picture with former players of the team, Matias Delgado and Marco Streller.

More importantly, the 20-time Grand Slam champion had brought one of his sons together in this event. He even shared a heartwarming story about coming and watching this match.

Federer wrote on his Instagram story, “I remember my first football match going to watch FC Basel 1893 as a young boy. I love being able to experience that today with one of my sons.”

Although Basel lost the match 0-1, they are currently at the top of the Swiss Super League table. Federer would want that top spot to remain theirs till the end.

As for tennis, the 40-year-old ended the 2021 season after his Wimbledon loss and underwent a third surgery on his right knee. However, he finally looks healthy as he walks without the crutches.

When will Federer return to the tennis tour?

Until now, the Swiss maestro has not announced his return date. But as per Darren Cahill, Federer would “sure” play the Australian Open 2022.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning match point during his Men’s Singles first round match against Steve Johnson of the United States of America on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Besides, the 103 ATP titles winner himself cannot wait to get back on the ATP Tour. Hence, it would be a treat to watch his comeback as early as January in Melbourne Park.

Considering his passion for tennis, Federer might go hard on making a full recovery. Moreover, he will remain hopeful about finding his 21st Grand Slam next year.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

All in all, fans rejoiced to watch Federer healthy and happy and cheering for his local soccer team. Let’s see when he gives such pleasure to tennis fans across the world.

Watch this story: Serena Williams Attends Gucci Event With Billie Eilish, Diane Keaton, Dakota Johnson, and Other Stars

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Purav Joshi

1357 articles

Purav Joshi is a Senior 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 1000 tennis articles.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT