“Speechless”: Roger Federer’s Fan Upon Receiving Tennis Advice From Him in Croatia

Published 07/20/2021, 9:54 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester


Tennis superstar Roger Federer has thrilled fans for ages. The manner in which he commands himself on and off the courts has been second to none. Over the years, he has garnered an army of fan following across the globe. Drop into any country on the globe and you can bet your bottom dollar Federer has a fan there.

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Federer was recently spotted in Croatia. He visited a tennis center where he came across a young girl playing. He found her forehand to be quite impressive and gave her a few encouraging words. The girl’s mother was speechless and couldn’t believe what she just witnessed. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021, Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

The mother of the girl, named Sara Kralle, stated, “With such a strong forehand you have a really bright future of winning everyone that will come on your way” – @rogerfederer WOW, I am speechless. It was surreal meeting the best tennis player of all time today.

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“The man with the most unique style of play on the tennis courts 🎾 🚀 + these words coming from such a professional like he is it means the world to me to move forward even strong and be even better!!! THANK YOU, Federer, it was a pleasure meeting you, I will never forget this wonderful day!!!”

Roger Federer keeps winning hearts

Kralle was all praise for Roger. With the way she described the incident, that meeting will surely be remembered forever. Moreover, she was appalled after he gave her daughter a bit of advice and words of encouragement.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021, Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his second-round match against France’s Richard Gasquet Pool via REUTERS/Ben Solomon

Coming on to Federer, he was last seen at the Wimbledon Championships. He suffered defeat in the quarterfinal. According to his standards, anything short of winning the title is considered a disappointment. 

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After that, he released a statement that he will not compete at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. Only time will tell if he decides to compete at the US Open Series. Fans are eager to witness the great man competing once again.

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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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