“I Was and Will Be a Roger Fan Until the End”: Lindsey Vonn Once Confessed Why Her Beloved Friend Roger Federer Will Forever Be a GOAT in Her Eyes

Published 09/15/2022, 2:03 PM EDT

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On September 15, 2022, Tennis player Roger Federer announced his intentions to retire after the Lavar cup. The leave of this maestro has left the sporting world in a whirlpool of emotions. Federer, aged 41, has been dealing with a knee injury.

This is a situation that many other top athletes reflect on. So, safe to say, this tennis magician has been getting messages from all around the world. But the tennis fans were in for a feast when Olympian Lindsey Vonn shared a special message for Roger.

Vonn took to socials to express her awe for Federer. The duo actually played a match once in the lap of the Swiss Alps. This was back in 2014 and the duo seems to have stayed in a cordial relationship.


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Roger Federer praised by Vonn

Lindsey confessed how Federer was always a champion to her. She said, “Sport will never be the same without him.” Vonn had a deep reverence for this 20-time grand slam winner and also said how she was a fan of his grit and discipline. How she drew inspiration from him as an athlete and a person. She further added, “I was and will be a Roger fan until the end.”


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Further elucidating on the topic of the champions of Tennis, the 39-year-old former Olympian and snowboarding gold medalist said that even if Nadal were to win over Federer, the latter would still remain his favorite.

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The two world champions simply have a brilliant understanding of each other.

Federer’s many achievements

A reason Federer could achieve such great success was due to his commitment and discipline. His career of 15 years has made him the face of men’s tennis in a way. His achievements are many, evidence of a greatly successful career.

Federer first appeared in the competitive tennis scenario in 1998 and since then has bagged multiple trophies and awards. He has made a record with 223 double matches and over 1500 single matches played in his career.


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He has lifted over 20 Grand Slams, 8 Wimbledon cups, 6 US Open cups, and 6 ATP finals with around 133 ATP titles to his name. Roger, like Vonn, is also an Olympian and has earned a silver in the games.


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Such was his impact on the sports that even arch-rivals like Rafael Nadal have not foregone wishing him. Fans, on the other hand, are eager to see where the next chapter takes GOAT Federer.


Written by:

Shreyosi Banerjee


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Shreyosi Banerjee is a US Sports author working with EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English honors. Shreyosi holds prior work experience in content creation, having worked as a content writer, freelancing for companies like Webgross.
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Rupak Kumar Jha