'The atmosphere against Roger Federer was...', says ATP ace

“The atmosphere against Roger Federer was…” says ATP ace

After Roger Federer fulfilled his promise to Zizou 5 years ago, Billie Jean King was impressed with the performance and reacted on Twitter. “Dreams come true. Congratulations Zizou! Billie Jean King wrote.

“When the GOAT makes a promise, it keeps it! That makes him an idol! We spend half a day with him, but his humility, his grace, his smiling personality, his ability to make everyone around him feel instantly comfortable, make a big deal out of who he is and show me that You can’t be a great athlete if you don’t. First and foremost, he is a great person.

Thank you Mr Federer for the best day of my life, for these memories and I am forever grateful that he kept his little promise. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOAT!” Izyan wrote on Instagram, sharing the video. Thanks to the help of his sponsor Barilla, Roger Federer was able to meet Izyan Ahmad, popularly known as Zizou, a teenage tennis player who challenged Federer to a match half a decade ago.

Federer made the decision to go to Zurich and meet the young fan because he had no competition planned. The entire meeting was recorded and published on Barilla’s YouTube channel. “A surprising story about a fan, a question and one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

It has been 5 years since Izyan Ahmad, known to most as Zizou, challenged Federer to a match during the Open press conference from the United States. Together with Barilla, Roger Federer decides to surprise his fan by flying to Zurich and making good on his promise.

It’s time for Zizou to play against Federer, who has 20 Grand Slam titles under his belt,” read the caption of Barilla’s promotional video, albeit emotionally.

Hurkacz on meeting King Roger

World No. 10 Hubert Hurkacz recalled the 2021 Wimbledon game against Roger Federer.

“That was a pretty good match, I mean, playing him on Center Court at Wimbledon is special, you know, especially playing him there, you know, with all the fans, the atmosphere was pretty crazy, so it was a fun match.”

Hurkacz has won five singles titles in his career. At the Canadian Open, which ended recently, the Pole lost in three sets in the final against Pablo Carreno Busta. The Laver Cup will hold its practice day on September 22nd. And for that, the ticket counters open on August 22nd.

In addition, the collaboration will host a tennis day in East London for children, under the Action for Children umbrella, ahead of the practice match.

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