Iga Swiatek Pays Tribute to Roger Federer

Iga Swiatek Pays Tribute to Roger Federer
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 4, 2022: Roland Garros 2022 Champion Iga Swiatek of Poland during press conference after her victory over Coco Gauff at Court Philippe Chatrier in Paris, France

The current World No.1 Iga Swiatek says that she was always amazed by how smooth and majestic Roger Federers game always seemed to be.

In an interview with Eurosport Polska, Swiatek paid tribute to Federer saying:

“Roger is a class in itself,” she said.

In terms of movement, technique, and how he behaves outside the court. I am generally impressed by the smoothness of his movements and how majestic he looks. These are things that I admire immensely, but I don’t know if I will be able to introduce them to my game myself. I will try, but we will see,” she added.

In the same interview, Swiatek also recounted that it was a mental struggle going into the US Open.

“Earlier tournaments and the fact that I lost in the third round in Toronto and Cincinnati allowed me to lower my expectations. At the beginning of this second part of the season, I actually felt that I had to play the same as in the first,” Swiatek said.

“Later I realized that it makes no sense to go back to the past. I focused on what I can do here and now. In New York, I accepted that maybe on these courts I will not always feel one hundred percent comfortable, that there will be some mistakes on the fast surface, but I focused on, to work it out best and draw conclusions,” she added.

Swiatek also reacted positively to seeing Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray on the court at Laver Cup, she simply tweeted: Inspiring.

She also paid tribute to Federer after the 20-time Grand Slam winner announced that he was retiring from the sport, saying:

“I just want to thank you for everything you’ve done and everything you are for our sport. It’s been a privilege to witness your career. I wish you all the best.

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