While Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer is widely admired for his tennis skills and records all around the world, is also celebrated for his respective nature and attitude by fellow tennis players who competed against him.
Belgian Tennis star David Goffin recently shared his admiration for Roger Federer and why he still is considering him as a big fan of the Swiss tennis legend.
“I am Still A Fan of Roger Federer”-Goffin
World No.10 Goffin had shared his fanboy moments with Roger Federer during a Major Talk conducted on Tennismajors.com. Belgian said, “I had posters of him.”
Goffin added further “I am still a fan of him. I had never played against him and finally, it happened. I had two points to lead two sets to love, and obviously, with his experience, he was able to turn the situation around”.
Federer and Goffin had competed for 11 times on the tour. Eventually, Federer took the 10-1 lead and won the majority matches during their head-to-head, including Goffin’s first Grand Slam main draw at the 2012 French Open.
Goffin also shared his difficulties owing to his shorter height. He always looked for ways to defeat the players and said “I was a lot smaller than the other players when I was 14 or 15 years old. The results were not good.”
He was trying to take the ball early and to find solutions against players who were stronger than him. Therefore, the Belgian Federation hesitated to keep him.
Goffin started to grow and improved his qualities of speed. However, the 29-year-old David Goffin is the first Belgian player to reach the ATP Top 10 in the rankings and had an all-time high rank of number seven.
Moreover, David Goffin had won four ATP titles and reached nine other ATP finals. He also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open 2016 and the Australian Open 2017.
Goffin reached the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals after defeating notable players Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. Unfortunately, he lost the final match against Grigor Dimitrov.