“Wrote Me a Message”: Belinda Bencic Reveals Receiving Encouragement From Roger Federer Before Tokyo Olympics 2020 Finals

Published 07/31/2021, 2:58 PM EDT
Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrate winning the mixed doubles match against Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe of the United States during day four of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 01, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)


Belinda Bencic won the Gold medal in the singles category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Roger Federer fan battled past the in-form Marketa Vondrousova and defeated her in three sets to win the Olympic Gold. The final scoreline of the match was 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

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In the post-match interview, Belinda Bencic revealed that she got a special text message from Roger Federer in the morning. He wished her all the very best for her finals and told her that today is her lucky day to make her dreams come true. Bencic also mentioned that she became very happy after reading his message.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Gold medal match – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland reacts after winning her gold medal match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic REUTERS/Mike Segar

“Roger wrote me a message that morning that today is a good day to make my dreams come true. That made me very happy,” said Bencic in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

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Besides being compatriots, Roger and Belinda are great friends off the court. The two even won the 2019 Hopman Cup for their nation.

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Belinda Bencic says that her medal is also for Roger Federer and Martina Hingis

Roger Federer and Martina Hingis are two role models of Bencic. As a result, she highlighted that she won the medal for both of them. However, she also mentioned that the two legends have achieved so much in their careers that she won’t be reaching anywhere near them.

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

“I did it for Martina and Roger too, they achieved so much and I will never be able to achieve that. That’s why this victory is also for her, for Martina and Roger,” added the Tokyo Olympics Gold-medalist.

Fans became quite disappointed when the Swiss Maestro withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics 2020. At 39, this would have been his last Olympics as it is highly unlikely that he’ll play at the Paris Olympics 2024. However, Bencic made sure that Switzerland doesn’t miss him as she was able to grab a Gold at the Olympics this year.

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It is a night that Belinda Bencic will not forget. She has made her fans happy and her idols proud of herself. Will she be able to succeed at the US Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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