Roger Federer is considered among one of the greatest Tennis players of all time and has won 20 Grand Slam titles till date. The champion has won 8 Wimbledon titles which is a record no one has achieved. He has been ranked as the world’s No. 1 tennis player longer than any other player in the Open Era and is the first player to win more than 5 titles at the World Tour Finals. While his achievements have hit news headlines several times, here are some lesser known facts about the tennis star
Tennis ace Roger Federer, the runner-up at the Wimbledon title match, has said that the defeat has actually increased his hunger for more titles. Defending champion Novak Djokovic produced a perfect blend of power and precision to beat seven-time champion Roger Federer.
Caroline Wozniacki has been accused of doing a 'racist' impersonation of fellow tennis player Serena Williams after stuffing her bra and shorts. At a recent exhibition against Maria Sharapova in Brazil, the former world No. 1 stuffed courtside towels down her kit to replicate the body of the curvaceous Grand Slam champion. But now the 22-year-old Dane, whose boyfriend golfer Rory McIlroy was in the crowd, has now been accused of racism by some observers. Video courtesy: EuroWorldnews
Raveena Tandon kids get clicked with Roger Federer. Video courtesy: NDTV
Russian tennis chief confirmed 4 times Grand Slam champion who won French Open last week will be Russia's flag bearer this Olympic. Video courtesy: NDTV
A major auction of sports memorabilia is to be held in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) later this month.The event on 29 October will feature items donated by stars including Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer.The proceeds will go to a charity which funds schooling for children in remote parts of the country.The auction has been organised by the charity's founder, Rahul Bose, a former national rugby player and a well-known Indian actor. Story BY - Sai MOhan,MiD-DAY Video By - Milind salvi,Mid-Day
Spanish NBA star Pau Gasol, who is in India promoting basketball seems to be cherishing his countryâ€™s triumphant period in world sports. The second NBA superstar to visit the country this month following Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard's was all praise for his countryâ€™s sportsmen who have showed perseverance, skill and talent on the field. Seven-footer Gasol believes that Spanish sportsmen and upcoming youngsters from his country train very hard and are fearless to bear the heat in competitive sporting events. This is clearly visible in the dominance showed by tennis stars like Rafael Nadal and the recent victorious Spanish team in the football World Cup. Story By - Dheeraj, MiD-DAY Video By - Mandar Shirsekar,MiD-DAY