“He Has Set the Standard”: Jim Courier Praises Roger Federer for His Interview Skills

Published 01/27/2021, 11:00 AM EST
SHANGHAI, CHINA – OCTOBER 10: Roger Federer of Switzerland holds a press conference at the Rolex Shanghai Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre on October 10, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images)


Tennis’ greatest asset, Roger Federer, has mesmerized fans over the years with his splendid quality of tennis. The dominance displayed by the Swiss player has made him very popular amongst fans from all over the world. 

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Former World No. 1 Roger Federer is one of the most successful players the game has witnessed. The manner in which he commands himself on the tennis court and off it is worth watching. Over the years, with all the fame and attention, Federer has had to work not just on his performances on the court, but also on his commitments outside of tennis.

Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the championship trophy after Australian Open 2017 men’s final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at Rod Laver Arena, in Melbourne, Australia 29 January 2017. (Photo by Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Jim Courier says Roger Federer has shown players what interviews should be

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Recently, Jim Courier was asked about his favorite players when it came to their post-match interviews. Jim said, “Well, the easiest person and the one who set the standard has been Federer because he’s so talkative… He’s really shown all the other players what those interviews should be as far as how they can present themselves to the fans and draw a connection.”

Jim has been a former World No. 1 player and has won four Grand Slam titles. He’s been a two-time winner at the Australian Open and at Roland Garros. In recent years, Jim has done on-court interviews with players after their matches at the Australian Open. The entire activity is carried out in a pleasant manner, and fans look forward to these interviews.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand during his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match against Tennys Sandgren of the United States on day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)

Coming to the current season, Roger withdrew from the Australian Open but is expected to return to Tour soon.  

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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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