WATCH: Roger Federer Sends His Best Wishes to Switzerland National Football Team For Euro 2020

Published 06/12/2021, 2:58 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his first round match against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


Euro 2020 has finally begun and football fans seem quite exhilarated about it. The tournament is the biggest event in Europe and 24 teams are playing in six groups this time. Interestingly, tennis legend Roger Federer is also quite excited about the tournament.

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Euro 2020 didn’t take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, postponing it turned out to be quite a great decision as even fans can witness the tournament this year.

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The Switzerland National Football team is also a part of the tournament and as a result, Roger Federer extended his support to the team. In a video, one can see him sending his best wishes to the side and he seems pretty confident that the team is capable of beating anyone. However, it won’t be easy for the team as they have got Italy, Wales, and Turkey in their group.

The team couldn’t have got a better start at Euro 2020 as in the very first match, they drew 1-1 against Wales. If they keep on playing attacking football like the way they played against Wales, they can easily secure second place in their group.

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Roger Federer and his connection with Football

Fans are quite aware that Rafael Nadal is a big football fan and if he hadn’t become a tennis player, he would have gone for a professional career in soccer. However, little do they know that this is the same case with Federer as well.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021. Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his second-round match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

On many occasions, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has told that he wanted to be a soccer player when he was young. He is still a soccer fan and many would have found him on a football field if he wouldn’t have been a tennis player.

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The Swiss Maestro is a die-hard fan of FC Basel and often visits their stadium. When it comes to his favorite player, he is an admirer of the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi. He has even admitted that he and his wife, Mirka Federer, only watch the sport because of the legendary Argentine footballer.

After withdrawing from the French Open 2021, Roger Federer will now play at the Halle Open 2021. He is still the defending champion there and will be competing for his 11th title this time. Will Federer be able to win the Halle Open this year and give himself a big boost ahead of the Wimbledon Championships 2021?

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