“Really Inspiring for Me”: Iga Swiatek Thrilled to Have Her Own Timepiece Like Roger Federer

Published 02/16/2021, 12:57 AM EST
Poland’s Iga Swiatek poses with the trophy after winning the French Open yesterday REUTERS/Charles Platiau


Since Iga Swiatek lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2020 French Open, her stock as a tennis player has skyrocketed. Apart from etching her name in the record books, Swiatek’s success has caught the eye of some of the biggest brands in the world.

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At the end of last year, the Polish tennis star became the brand ambassador of the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, Rolex. Over the years, Rolex has forged relationships with top players like Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas, with its biggest ambassador being the Swiss Maestro, Roger Federer.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Poland’s Iga Swiatek poses with the trophy as she celebrates after winning the French Open. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Thrilled to join Rolex family: Iga Swiatek

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Swiatek recently took to Twitter to express her jubilation at the prospect of working with Rolex. The 19-year-old admitted that the association with Rolex has made her reflect on her journey from a kid marveled at Federer holding Grand Slam trophies with his timepiece on the wrist to having her own timepiece.

In the uploaded picture, Swiatek was seen flaunting her Rolex timepiece while watching the ocean in Melbourne during the ongoing 2021 Australian Open.

In fact, when Federer broke Pete Sampras’ Grand Slam record at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships, he was seen sporting a Rolex watch on his wrist.

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In the past, the 20-time Grand Slam champion has talked about the importance of that watch since it reminds him of the historic moment.

WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory with the trophy after the men’s singles final match against Andy Roddick of USA on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. Federer won 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

For Swiatek, she will get to relive her childhood memory in the truest sense if the next time when she lifts a Grand Slam trophy, her Rolex timepiece is wrapped around her wrist.

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The Roland Garros champion is also the brand ambassador of Red Bull, racquet maker Technifibre, and clothing brand, ASICS. And with the way she is going, this is surely just the start.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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