“Does Out of Politeness”: Former Romanian Star Highlights Roger Federer’s Ability To Transform Attitudes

Published 03/18/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against David Goffin of Belgium on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)


Former World No. 1 Roger Federer is one of the biggest assets in tennis. Over the years, the Swiss superstar has raised the bar in the men’s game. The manner in which he carries himself on and off the court is second to none. When he is on the court, he does his business without expressing much emotion and expression. 

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Recently, former Romanian tennis player Victor Hanescu praised Roger Federer for his ability to transform attitudes on and off the tennis court, and he highlighted the Swiss ace’s elegant attitude. The former French Open quarterfinalist also noted Federer’s fierce and competitive attitude on the court. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a volley during practice ahead of the Nitto ATP Finals at The O2 Arena on November 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Victor Hanescu: “Roger Federer knows the level he is at”

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The former World No. 26 stated, “Federer is a very elegant guy, trained for this and off the field. There are a lot of things he does out of politeness. He knows what level he is at and that he has to behave in a certain way. But, when he enters the field, he transforms completely and we can see a Federer who is no longer so friendly and kind and becomes a ferocious fighter.”

(Quotes have been translated with Google Translate)

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In the current season, Roger made a comeback on the men’s Tour at the Doha Open 2021. After winning his opening round match, his journey came to an end in the following round. He was scheduled to play in Dubai the following week but chose to train harder in order to return to his best form. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 11: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates a point against Kevin Anderson of South Africa during their Men’s Singles Quarter-Finals match on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The former World No. 1 decided to skip the Monte Carlo Masters, scheduled next month. His main goal is to concentrate on Wimbledon, a place where he has enjoyed tremendous success. He is the only male player to have won the title on eight occasions. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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