WATCH: When Roger Federer Won an Event as a 12-Year-Old Kid

Published 08/08/2021, 4:44 AM EDT
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


Tennis has been carried forward by many exceptional players of each generation. Speaking over the past two decades, one cannot forget to mention Roger Federer’s name when it comes to tennis. Over the years, he has been a great ambassador for the sport as well as a role model for youngsters.

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As it is the 40th birthday of Roger Federer, we look back at some of the best moments in his career. However, the one that caught attention was when he won the tournament in Bellinzona. He was a 12-year-old boy back then and in the clip, one can notice the flair in his moments while executing his shots.

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Back then, not many would have predicted that Federer would go on to become such a magnanimous figure and a huge asset to the sport. Although there are players like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal catching up, the manner in which the 8-time Wimbledon champion has displayed tennis, has seemed second to none.

Reflecting on Roger’s season so far, he played his first tournament in Doha. After that, he was seen competing in Geneva, prior to the French Open. At Roland Garros, he withdrew himself before the fourth-round match against Matteo Berrettini.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Hubert Hurkacz of Poland shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after winning their men’s Singles Quarter Final match on Day Nine of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Edward Whitaker – Pool/Getty Images)

Next up was Halle, during which he lost in the second round to upcoming talent Felix Auger Aliassime. At the Wimbledon Championships, his journey was halted by Hubert Hurkacz, who knocked him out in straight sets.

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Since then, Federer has not been seen. He recently pulled out of the ATP Masters 1000 events in Montreal and Cincinnati. He is still recovering from the knee injury. As a tennis fan, one hopes to see him soon competing on the courts again. It will be interesting to see if he decides to play the US Open this season.

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Rohan Kollare

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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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