Roger Federer’s influence stretches far beyond the realms of tennis it seems, as the 20-time Grand Slam winner has now earned praise from American business magnate, Bill Gates. Writing in his blog “GatesNotes”, Gates uses an example from Federer’s early life while talking about the benefits of “delaying specialization and accumulating a breadth of different experiences” on the way to greatness. The Microsoft co-founder credits Federer’s delay in focusing his energies on tennis for the success he has had in the field and likens it to the success he has found due to his willingness to look at areas beyond just coding.
Bill Gates on what makes Federer great
“In a world that increasingly incentivizes, even demands, hyperspecialization we need more Rogers: people who start broad and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives while they progress,” writes sports journalist David Epstein in his book ‘Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World’. In his review of the book, Bill Gates, who had partnered with Federer for a charity match earlier this year, writes about the tennis champion with as much adulation as any other fan.
Talking about what makes the Swiss maestro so great, Gates opines, “Here’s the surprising part about Roger Federer’s greatness: As a young kid, he didn’t focus on tennis and didn’t get fancy coaching or strength training. He played a wide range of different sports… and didn’t start playing competitive tennis until he was a teenager”.
“Even then, his parents discouraged him from taking it too seriously” Gates adds. In conclusion, the Billionaire philanthropist writes that this wealth of experience is what has helped Federer reach the pinnacle of his chosen field just like it helped him.
Australian Open 2021 schedule and Federer injury concerns
Voted the greatest Swiss athlete of the last 70 years at the Swiss Sports Awards ceremony last Sunday, Roger Federer dropped some hints about his future in tennis. The 39-year-old missed out on almost the entire season after undergoing two operations on his knees. Talking about his comeback, Federer said, “I was hoping to be back to 100% condition by October, but I am not yet at it. So it will be difficult to be ready for the Australian Open. It’s a race against time and let’s see if we can make it”.
He also added that it would help his cause greatly if the Australian Open were to be delayed a little. With the ATP announcing the Australian Open 2021 schedule today, Federer’s prayers have been answered. The Grand Slam will now start on February 8, 2021 – which is a three-week delay from the usual. This should give Federer the time he needs to return to the event for his 21st consecutive year.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
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She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
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Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
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His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.