“Legendary”: Bear Grylls, Fabio Fognini and Others React to Roger Federer Receiving Incredible Honour

Published 10/27/2021, 11:46 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his second round match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Swiss tennis star Roger Federer is one of the most famous sporting personalities in the world. Recently, the city of Basel honored Federer by naming a tram after the Swiss Maestro. The tram had huge pictures of the 40-year-old player winning titles at Wimbledon, Australian Open, and the US Open. 

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When he posted about the honor on Instagram, Roger Federer received a number of compliments from people from the tennis fraternity and other fields.  

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Severin Luthi, Andreas Seppi and others congratulate Roger Federer 

It has been a wonderful journey so far for the 20-time Grand Slam champion. From being a ball boy in the tournaments played in Basel, to having a tram named after him and decorated with his pictures.  

Federer received comments from players like Andreas Seppi, Fabio Fognini. He even received a comment from British adventurer Bear Grylls, who commented, “Legendary!” Andreas Seppi stated, “Grande Ruggero.” Swiss Davis Cup captain and close friend Severin Luthi also congratulated Roger on his latest honor and said, “ä drämmli”.

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Federer is also the official ambassador for Swiss tourism. He is immensely popular in his home country and has been given numerous awards and recognitions by Switzerland. The 20-time Grand Slam champ certainly deserves it as he has carried Switzerland’s name with honor throughout the world.  

DOHA, QATAR – MARCH 10: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning his match against Dan Evans of Great Britain on Day 3 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on March 10, 2021 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mohamed Farag/Getty Images)

Coming to tennis, Roger has not competed since the Wimbledon Championships exit. As a tennis fan, one hopes to see the man who has created such historic moments back on the tennis courts again competing for the biggest honors in the game. We wish him a speedy recovery. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has 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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