A player like Roger Federer has an aura and stature about him. He has won so much in his career, shattered records, and therefore, young players look up to him. Growing up, these young players have seen Federer win time and again. Understandably, a lot of these youngsters are fans of his tennis.
For a lot of people, meeting one’s role model can sometimes be awkward. Polish player Hubert Hurkacz has given his perspective on this and why Federer is admired by players all around.
In an interview with Polsat Sport, Hubert talked about Federer. Even when the Polish star met Federer for the first time he was able to converse normally. According to Hubert, Federer is a very open person and he went on to say that the Swiss’ attitude can’t fail to impress.
“Being the first time at a big tournament, and even more so later – I was able to discuss with him normally. He is a very open person. He has a distance to the world. This is something that can impress,” Hubert said. (quotes have been translated)
Hubert is quite a fan of Federer. Earlier this year in an interview with EssentiallySports, he called him unbelievable. He admits it is impossible to copy the Swiss master.
“Yeah, I mean Roger is an amazing person. The way he plays is pretty unbelievable. So the way he hits the ball and the shots he selects, it’s tough to implement the things he does on the court. But obviously, you can learn from him a lot,” Hubert said.
“I hope Federer has a few more years ahead of him to help improve the sport of tennis. What he has done for tennis has been incredible,” he added.
It is reported that Hubert will be playing in the US Open. Due to COVID-19, the draw of the Grand Slam has some big names missing and so this could come in handy to accumulate some hefty points for the lower-ranked players.
Source: Polsat Sport