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Francesco Totti: “Roger Federer is Tennis”

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Roger Federer and Francesco Totti

Former Italian soccer player Francesco Totti talked about Roger Federer. Totti was one of the most beloved and best Italian soccer players ever: he was the captain of Rome AS (one of the most famous teams of Italian Serie A), and he has a long-standing friendship with the Swiss Maestro.

 

 
Currently, Totti broke off his professional partnerships with Rome AS (he had a role in the team’s sports area) and he embarked on a career as a prosecutor at the helm of a new agency, linked instead to the more famous Stellar Group.

Roger Federer

In an interview he talked about Roger Federer and their friendship: “Federer is Tennis for me. He is a friend of mine, we often hear through messages because I don’t speak English and he doesn’t speak Italian, so we use the translator that facilitates us things.

“In the beginning, we did not feel often, but between us, there was always great mutual respect. I often identify with him. For Roger, it is very easy to make a tennis point just as it was easy for me to make a soccer shot.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic holds

I really think Federer is Tennis and I think he can be called a friend of mine. Maybe one day I will challenge him in a padel match, also because in a tennis match he is too strong for me! ” Roger Federer and Francesco Totti have met each other several times in the past at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, where Totti went to attend some important matches.

Roger Federer

In his career, Totti won a FIFA World Cup in 2006, an Italian Serie A in 2001, two Italian Cups (in 2007 and 2008) and two Italian Supercups (in 2001 and 2007).

WATCH: When Roger Federer Played Tennis Against a Robot
Roger Federer

The Swiss legend Roger Federer is one of the top-ten highest-paid athletes in the world. With all his lucrative endorsements his estimated net worth sits at around $450 million. From his plethora endorsement deals, the innovation leader in automatic coffee machines Jura are also the sponsors of the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Roger Federer and robot

In one of their advertisements in 2017, Federer was scripted to play tennis against a robot, who was tentatively the ‘robotic housekeeper.’ It greets Roger when he returns home after training. Later, the Swiss orders it to do some activities but he misfires and the robot begins to shoot tennis balls.

After failing to control the continuous attacking balls, Federer takes a chopping board and bangs one of the balls on the robot’s head.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer narrates Wimbledon’s cancelation
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the tennis tour has been suspended until mid-July, which incorporates the cancelation of Wimbledon 2020.

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer addressed the entire tennis world to express their gratitude and cheer for the ‘new champions this summer’ in an emotional video which also elucidates the profoundness of Wimbledon.

Roger Federer with bag

“This summer, sadly, we must come together by staying apart. No tents will be pitched, no records broken, no trophies engraved. But as we say thank you for your passion and support. We remind ourselves that countless champions will be crowned,” Federer Narrated.

“As frontline workers across the globe compete for us, we cheer for them. For now, with play suspended, we are united in the hope that tomorrow will be better than today,” he said.

Roger Federer

With the lockdowns taking place globally, 38-year-old Federer is also staying at home in Switzerland and practicing tennis amidst the snowfall. He seems to have recovered from knee surgery which he underwent in February this year.