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Author Topic: Roger Federer is a Class Act  (Read 688 times)

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Outdoor Girl

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Roger Federer is a Class Act
« on: June 30, 2016, 07:25:09 AM »
https://www.thestar.com/sports/tennis/2016/06/29/roger-federer-happy-to-play-second-fiddle-dimanno.html

A British club pro made it through the qualifiers and then won his first match, which put him up against Roger Federer in the 2nd round at Wimbleton.  Federer stepped back and let Marcus Willis have the limelight - walking on court first, preceding the match, then going to pack up his gear while Willis addressed the crowd.
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gmatoy

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Re: Roger Federer is a Class Act
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2016, 02:26:33 PM »
https://www.thestar.com/sports/tennis/2016/06/29/roger-federer-happy-to-play-second-fiddle-dimanno.html

A British club pro made it through the qualifiers and then won his first match, which put him up against Roger Federer in the 2nd round at Wimbleton.  Federer stepped back and let Marcus Willis have the limelight - walking on court first, preceding the match, then going to pack up his gear while Willis addressed the crowd.

I love hearing about things like this! Thank you for sharing.

Mustard

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Re: Roger Federer is a Class Act
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2016, 02:32:18 PM »
Yes he is!  He treated Marcus Willis with respect, something that others playing someone ranked nearly 800 places below him might not have done.  Marcus Willis won 7 games, and was delighted.  The crowd reacted as if he'd won the Championship and Federer was not put out one jot.  Classy guy.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jun/29/marcus-willis-takes-seven-games-off-roger-federer-ive-earned-a-beer-i-think

Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Roger Federer is a Class Act
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2016, 04:20:22 PM »
Roger is everything that's right in the world of sport. Been a huge fan for 18+ years now.