He is inarguably the best athlete of all time however what makes Roger Federer, a revered sportsperson, a legend is his “warmth and care” for colleagues, that even touched Indian court game ace Sania Mirza’s life on some of occasions. In her life history ‘Ace against Odds’, Mirza mentions concerning 2 separate incidents once the 17-time sweep singles champion inquired concerning her well-being once she was dragged into supererogatory controversies, and a uproarious episode involving her succor and also the Swiss. In 2008, a case was registered against Sania for allegedly disrespecting Indian emblem together with her feet up within the players’ box whereas observation associate Rohan Bopanna play.
Rodger Federer’s touching statement for Sania
Sania remembers in her book: “When the case was filed against me for alleged disrespect to the emblem, Roger Federer was among 1st to inquire concerning matters and welfare once I reached Melbourne for the Australian Open.” That wasn’t the sole time Federer inquired concerning Sania’s well-being, as he did a similar once the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. Sania writes: “He (Federer) conjointly stunned me several months later with a message of concern once Mumbai was tragically smitten by terrorist attacks on Nov twenty six, 2008. i feel this is often what makes Roger terribly, terribly special as a result of with the exception of being a legend, a genius and also the greatest ever exponent of his craft, he remains heat, caring, accessible, untouched by fame, and a radical gentleman.”
While these were some of touching gestures, there was a uproarious incident that indirectly concerned Federer. During the 2007 Wimbledon, Sania was joined by her childhood friend Rucha Naik and a funny incident happened. Sania lovingly remembers that in her book. “My succor from faculty, Rucha Naik, had joined ME for the grass court season in European nation and it absolutely was fun to own her around. She was graduating with a degree in fashion selling from the University of Lancaster. Rucha was no sports enthusiast and had little interest or data of court game, however she was an addict, I dear and cared for. maybe that’s why she is one in every of my best friends.
“I cannot forget the primary time she came into the Players’ Lounge at the Wimbledon. Roger Federer walked upto our table at some purpose and joked with me. “What is that this guy’s name and who will he suppose he is?” Rucha same rather indignantly as presently as Roger had left the table,” Sania recollects. “‘Oh, he’s simply a pleasant guy who hangs around here at tournaments and plays a touch of court game, I same evilly,’” says Sania memory the incident.