Wednesday, April 17, 2024

“Used To Play Cricket At Wimbledon”: Rohan Bopanna Remembers Conferences With Roger Federer


Roger Federer (L) and Rohan Bopanna© X (previously Twitter)

Rohan Bopanna made historical past by turning into the oldest tennis participant to say the No. 1 spot within the males’s doubles rankings simply days after claiming his maiden Australian Open title in the identical class. It was an enormous achievement for the 43-year-old who produced a superb efficiency together with Matthew Ebden within the 12 months’s first Grand Slam. In a current interplay, Bopanna spoke about his profession and recalled how he used to play cricket with legendary tennis star Roger Federer within the locker room at Wimbledon.

“There have been many occasions the place we have been at Wimbledon within the locker room, you realize, Roger and I used to play cricket. I believe there have been 3 times we have been on the warm-up space with the same juncture as a result of we have been taking part in matches which have been related occasions on completely different courts, and we occurred to be there.”

Bopanna confronted Federer in males’s singles tennis again in 2006 on the Halle Open first spherical and later, the 2 groups up for Indian Aces on the Worldwide Tennis Premier League (ITPL).

In the course of the interplay, Bopanna was all reward for the Swiss celebrity and stated that though he was an excellent champion, Federer interacted with all of the gamers and even understood them.

“I believe how he modified the game, not solely on the courtroom however off the courtroom as nicely,” Bopanna stated.

“He was any individual who communicated with all of the gamers, and understood them. Regardless that he was such an excellent champion, regardless of the place he met some gamers, he was all the time wonderful.”

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