Roger Federer’s Close Friend Lindsey Vonn Was “Impressed” With His Rival Rafael Nadal’s French Open Victory Earlier This Year: “People Write Him Off, But…”

Published 11/26/2022, 12:30 PM EST
VAL-D’LSERE, FRANCE – DECEMBER 20: (FRANCE OUT) Lindsey Vonn of the USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val-d’Isere, France. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

In the world of sports, all sports fans have seen many athletes go above and beyond to applaud their fellow athletes. Whether it is Simone Biles who never fails to appreciate his NFL superstar fiance or Arnold Schwarzenegger who came out in support of Ronnie Coleman. Former alpine ski racer, Lindsey Vonn, is no exception.

In an interview, Roger Federer’s close friend Lindsey Vonn applauded tennis legend, Rafael Nadal. While the four world championships winner may have retired, she is best suited for the job of winning hearts.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Roger Federer’s friend appreciates Nadal

Recently, in an interview with Olympics.com, Lindsey Vonn appreciated the French Open King, Rafael Nadal. She said, “Watching Nadal win the French Open was really incredible.” She added, “His grit, I think, is pretty impressive. He’s continuously come back from so many injuries and he’s at an age now where many people write him off, but he fights for every single point and it’s impressive to watch”.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Laureus (@laureussport)

This is not the first time when Vonn complimented the tennis legend. She took to her Instagram story to congratulate the Spaniard tennis prodigy right after he won the 14th French Open title.

While the sporting world has witnessed Vonn’s zest for applauding the victories of her cohorts. She often supports her friends, even with their failures. Vonn came out in support of Mikaela Shiffrin after her disqualification at the Beijing Olympics. “Keep your head high”, Vonn said to Shiffrin.

Lindsey Vonn and Federer’s friendship

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Lindsey Vonn first met Roger Federer in Geneva, Switzerland. They both attended an event hosted by Rolex. Since then, the two sporting pioneers became best friends. After Federer’s retirement, Vonn even shared a post on Instagram praising the commendable career of the tennis maestro. Clearly, they always stand through thick and thin for each other.

All in all, the world of sports is filled with great examples like Lindsey Vonn, who never fails to show her support, whether it is just for a friend or an acquaintance.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story: Lindsey Vonn And Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Furry Collection Will Leave You Amazed

What are your thoughts on Vonn’s friendship with Federer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Purva Jain

198 articles

Purva Jain is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mody University of Science and Technology. Purva is an avid reader and author of 3 books that are published in national and international marketplaces.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK