Roger Federer, a name that has been etched into the annals of tennis history in a way no other name is, was once again voted the Fan Favorite player of the year 2020.
This was in spite of the fact that Federer played just one tournament in the entire year spending the entirety of 2020 away from court due to a knee injury. And in spite of the fact that the two other GOAT contenders Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had a successful 2020 in which they got closer to breaking Federer’s records.
And now, in a video interview posted on YouTube by ‘Kombu Drinks’, model and influencer Beatrice Bouchard, sister of former Canadian tennis star Eugenie, revealed her admiration for the Basel legend
“Federer treats every single person like they are his own”
Beatrice Bouchard said, “One of the comments that I actually get the most when I meet people, ‘I thought you were going to be such a stuck-up, mean person. I thought you were gonna be so snobby’ and I’m like, ‘why would I be? What reason do I have to be (snobby)?” “I have met some of the greatest athletes in the world, like Roger Federer and he’s so humble and nice and treats every single person like they are his (own).
“So, if he can do that, there’s no reason for anybody to not be like that,” Beatrice said.
It is Federer’s humility and effortless charm that endears him to legions of fans across the world and, as it turns out, the twin sister of the Canadian tennis star, is clearly one of them.
The predictions for 2021
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will both win another Grand Slam this year, according to two-time French Open finalist Alex Corretja. However, Corretja left Roger Federer out of his predictions for the upcoming season.
Dominic Thiem won his maiden Grand Slam last year at the US Open and Corretja is expecting another successful year for the Austrian.
Corretja also reckons Daniil Medvedev is close to winning his first Grand Slam.
Nadal and Federer are level at the top of men’s tennis with 20 Grand Slam singles titles each. World No 1 Djokovic is three behind the pair on 17 ahead of his favorite major, the Australian Open, which takes place next month.