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Retirement Life Brings Out Sassy Best in 41-Year-Old Roger Federer As He Picks on Wife Mirka and Argentinian Rival With a Sarcastic Claim

Published 05/24/2023, 3:16 PM EDT

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If you’ve ever seen Roger Federer play, you probably already know that he is a master of underappreciated trick shots. Aside from playing some wonderful serves himself, he also faced some of the most incredible serves that the sport has seen. And most recently, after retiring from competitive tennis, the Swiss maestro divulged the names of some of the best servers he had ever faced on the tennis court. So, he gave the names of those players who gave him tough competition in terms of serve. However, while doing so, he also took a sarcastic dig at an Argentinian tennis player and his wife, Mirka Federer, with whom he has played doubles matches in the early stages of his career. 

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Roger Federer brings out his sense of humor while recalling some of the best serves he has faced 

The former world number one recently took to his Twitter account to have a question-and-answer session with his Twitter family. In that, the Swiss Maestro answered a lot of questions related to his personal and professional life. During that session, a tennis fan asked him who were the best servers he had ever faced on the tennis court. While giving an honest answer to the fan question, the 20-time Grand Slam champion also used this opportunity to make fun of his wife and a 30-year-old tennis player he faced on the tennis court. 


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The 20-time Grand Slam champion listed 9 names of some well-known tennis personalities who he has faced in his two-decade-long tennis career. 


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He answered, “Roddick/Isner/Pistol/Schwartzman/Karlovic/Ivanisevic/Raonic/Vavrinec. And some bald guy from Croatia @theljubicic.” 

The Swiss ace listed his wife Mirka Federer’s name as one of the best serves, making fun of his wife’s serves. Apart from that, he also listed Diego Schwartzman, one of the shortest players on the men’s circuit.

Like Federer, one of the players in the Swiss legend’s list, who shared a great rivalry with the Swiss Maestro, talked in detail about Federer’s serve a few years ago. 


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In a 2020 interview with Tennis Channel, the former US Open champion spoke about Federer’s Lethal Weapon, his excellent serve in tennis. He explained how the service of the tennis legend is a mix between the serves of the other two legends of the sport, Sampras and Agassi. 


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Roddick mentioned that as the secret to Federer’s incredible serve. He has taken the best qualities of legendary figures in the sport and made it his strong suit on the tennis court. Roddick also discussed how Federer frustrated him by his ability to throw any kind of serve, which made the ‘Swiss Maestro’ unpredictable.

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Pratishtha Prakash


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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.
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Tony Thomas