Missing the presence of Roger Federer on the tour has become the new trend on social media. And why wouldn’t it be? The Swiss Maestro did not just leave an astounding tennis legacy behind, he left us with so many heartwarming moments and memories with his fans that we can not help but miss him again. An old video of the player recently resurfaced where he delighted a young fan who was earlier visited by Federer’s long-time rival and friend, Rafael Nadal.
Although Federer and Nadal shared a legendary rivalry throughout their careers, their friendship and respect for each other has grown along with that.
Roger Federer once made the day of a little fan
Federer’s fans do not love him solely for his astounding performances on the tour. He is not just an inspiration for them because of his legendary status in the sport. The Swiss Maestro is a legend with compassion and love in his heart for his fans. He goes out of his way to make them understand how much he values them. And that is exactly what he did for a little fan in the resurfaced video.
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The little girl was in a wheelchair because of a fracture on one of her legs and she asked the Swiss Maestro for his autograph. He delightfully obliged and said, “I’ll sign next to Rafa!”
While signing, he said, “Get Well” and, “It’s so easy to sign.” Such little acts by the player that do not cost much of his time have made his fans adore him.
The ‘Big Three’ and their fans
It is not just Federer who has captured the hearts of his fans with such heart-warming acts. At this year’s Wimbledon, while bidding farewell to the tournament, Rafa hugged his young fans. Moreover, Djokovic recently signed autographs for his little fans in Kazakhstan and gave them souvenirs.
One fact that has been established with such acts of the ‘Big 3’ is that fans value not just talent but also empathy and genuine care for them from their favorite players.
Who among the ‘Big Three’ is your favorite?