Roger Federer Responds to Italian Pasta Giant Barilla as They Wish Him on His Special Day

Published 08/08/2021, 1:37 PM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland gestures to the spectators before hitting signed tennis balls into the stands during day two of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Roger Federer is a tennis icon like no other. On the occasion of his 40th birthday, players from every corner of the world sent in wishes for the Swiss ace, and it looks like a certain company wants to get in on the action too!

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Italian pasta brand Barilla saw this as an opportunity to celebrate the Swiss star’s milestone with the fans. Hoping to bring fans closer to Federer, they have started a hashtag competition with the fans in order to test their creativity.

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Mazie Grille: Roger Federer in sync with Barilla for their initiative

Barilla has decided to host a contest on Twitter for Roger Federer’s 40th birthday. Fans have to comment on the post with #RF40Love and Barilla will make something out of the comments. However, the details are unknown to the common man, even though it will be a special gift.

Barilla and Federer go a long way in this partnership and have a special bond. Federer even replied to their tweet with an inside joke, “Mazie Grille.”

‘Grazie Mille’ means thank you in Italian, so Federer and Barilla are teasing the fans with their back story.

Watch this story: How Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Others Travel

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Roger Federer of Team Europe poses with Rod Laver and the trophy after winning the Laver Cup during Day Three of the Laver Cup 2019 at Palexpo on September 22, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Laver Cup will see six players from the rest of the World competing against their counterparts from Europe. Team World is captained by John McEnroe and Team Europe is captained by Bjorn Borg. The tournament runs from September 20-22. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images for Laver Cup)

Roger’s 2021 till now

Roger Federer has had a silent season this year. With injury issues and lack of form, the Swiss star has only managed nine wins this year. He enjoys a 9-4 win-loss record this year in five tournaments. However, none of them have been title worthy, and he has not been up to his mark either.

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Federer did reach the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships in July, but he failed to go all the way. He also withdrew from the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer on account of injuries. He will hopefully return on court for the US Open later this month.

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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