Sweet gesture Roger

Warriorroger

Hall of Fame
Not sure if anyone seen the interview with Roger after his match with Goffin. Goffin told the fans he had a poster of Roger and that he idolised Roger. At the end of the interview Roger hugged Goffin like a little brother and stroked his hair, refreshing to see such superstars stay so grounded.
Hug between Federer and Goffin after interviews/speeches (4R match!) then Rog pats David on the head and ruffles his hair.

 
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Rozroz

G.O.A.T.
that's all good and sweet.
the real question is whether Fed was gonna do the same thing if he LOST.
what say you?
 

Warriorroger

Hall of Fame
I saw that on-court interview too. That's why we love this man!!!
Yeah the interview was cool. It said on internet that David Goffin didn't dare to speak to Roger, because he was so in awe of his idol. Roger heard about that. Very considerate of the French to do this set up after the match. Goffin must have had the time of his life.

 
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decades

Guest
I doubt things would have been so cordial good natured and staged had Goffin pulled the upset.
 

jelle v

Hall of Fame
Goffin waited for Federer before leaving the court..

This was quite a touching moment i dare say..
 

Towser83

G.O.A.T.
Goffin did well, must be an awesome feeling to play your idol and take the first set and push him hard in the second.
 

skip1969

G.O.A.T.
i thought it was a cool moment. how often do you see someone go up against his idol? usually, by the time you make it to 'the show' (if you make it to 'the show'), your idol is retired and kickin' his feet up on a beach somewhere with a frosty drink in his hand.

goffin didn't shrink in the limelight. he played well out there today. really well.
 

Towser83

G.O.A.T.
I doubt things would have been so cordial good natured and staged had Goffin pulled the upset.
i dunno, delpo was always very respectful towards Federer and roger was very gracious when he lost at the US Open, and that was a final and one he was very much expected to win, unlike the french open which roger must know is the slam he has least chance in
 
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decades

Guest
i dunno, delpo was always very respectful towards Federer and roger was very gracious when he lost at the US Open, and that was a final and one he was very much expected to win, unlike the french open which roger must know is the slam he has least chance in
that was a final and both players -- winner and loser get interviewed. I am simply saying that if he had lost he would have been off the court in less than 2 minutes and no interview. the french are very informal with these interviews after matches. I saw them grab gasquet for an interview literally 30 seconds after he beat someone. He didn't even have time to towel off.
 
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MG1

Professional
“He sort of idolized me back in the day, I think,” Federer said of Goffin after the match. “I don’t know after today.”


lol... he is just soooo frank :) love that comment.
 

spiderman123

Professional
umm...lindsay vonn has been in fed's box before for wimbledon and FO...its well known that she is a huge fed fan.
Most of the times when another sport personality is in Federer box it was related to some common sponsorship deal. Wonder which company is the common factor now? Gillette again??
 
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