Federer and Tendulkar can be considered a two of the Greatest of All Time in their respective sports. Although the sports they play are different, characteristics which they show while playing are very similar. For eg. Sachin is the highest run-getter in his sport while Federer is the most successful male player in the sport of tennis. Sachin is a very calm and humble person and so is Roger.  Sachin is a huge Roger Federer fan and it is no longer a secret. They have shown immense respect for each other and developed quite a friendship. Let us take a look at some of the Sachin- Federer moments.

Wimbledon 2011:

Roger Federer watches a lot of the sport and was particularly excited when he heard the Legendary Sachin Tendulkar was a guest at the Wimbledon. He insisted on meeting him.

The pair sat chatting for an hour-and-a-half as Tendulkar asked Federer on his slightly surprising passion. Federer has always been an admirer of Tendulkar he said in an interview that he ‘clearly remembered’ the conversation he had with Tendulkar at Wimbledon 2011.’

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“I’m glad I got to meet him, we had tea in the terrace at Wimbledon. I remember the meeting clearly,” Federer said. “I enjoy meeting great athletes. It is an experience for me. I like picking their brains, seeing how it works. I enjoyed my time with Sachin,” he added.

 

IPTL :
Greatest of all time in tennis,Roger Federer personally invited cricketing god Sachin Tendulkar for his IPTL match against Rafael Nadal in New Delhi. Sachin Tendulkar’s fan following is very long one and the list includes lots of great athletes from all over the world and the Tennis legend Roger Federer is on top of that list. The King of grass court was in India recently for the International Tennis Premier League (IPTL), and admitted that he always chooses Sachin Tendulkar whenever he plays a cricket video game.

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In an interview, Federer said “Sachin Tendulkar is the Indian sport person I admire the most. I met him when he visited Wimbledon. He was a lot of fun to talk to – and he is a legend. Whenever I play cricket video games, I always pick Sachin as my batsman.”

 

Australian Open final 2017:

Despite being busy and waiting at an airport, Sachin caught parts of the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal face-off in the Australian Open final in an airport lounge. He is a big Roger Federer fan and sees a bit of himself in Roger. “Unfortunately, I had some prior commitments yesterday. As and when I got time, I was watching [the match],” he said, during an event in Mumbai.

“I was one of those guys who didn’t want the match to end. The quality of tennis was just incredible.” Although he did not reveal who he was supporting, at two separate times he said, “I’ve always been a huge fan of Roger Federer.”

Wimbledon 2017:

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was at Wimbledon to cheer for his favourite tennis player Roger Federer at the Centre Court on Friday. Wimbledon’s official twitter handle uploaded a video interview of the master blaster where he can be heard talking highly about 35-year-old Swiss player. Talking about Wimbledon, Tendulkar said that it is always special for him to be there and that he has always been a great fan of tennis.

“It’s always special to be here and always been a big of tennis and it is no better than Wimbledon,” said Tendulkar. When asked about whom is he excited to watch at the Centre Court, Tendulkar said, “Been watching Roger for the last 10 years. So, here I am again to support Roger.”

Talking about how amazing is Federer was as an athlete and as a person, cricketing God said, “I think sportsman and tennis player is something which the whole world admires. But I know Roger personally and I admire him more as a person. I think he is a very down to earth and humble man. It’s always nice to be around him.”

The 18-time Grand Slam champion reached a record 11th Wimbledon final. He has yet to drop a set at this year’s event.

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