Lindsey Vonn, legendary American ski champion who retired in 2019, is a tennis fanatic and massive fan of Roger Federer. Lindsey has all the time expressed her respect for Swiss Maestro and in the previous few days she was capable of ski with him, making a dream come true.
The 2 spent a day collectively on the ski slopes, as evidenced by many photographs and movies shared on social media. Vonn accompanied her submit with a message of esteem in direction of the 20-time Slam champion, expressing her opinion on the GOAT subject.
Vonn believes Federer’s influence on tennis can’t be measured by numbers alone.
Describing her feelings following the moments she skilled on Saturday along with the previous tennis legend, the American declared that Federer was the embodiment of a real champion, writing that for her he’ll stay the GOAT endlessly.
“Often the individuals you admire all the time disappoint you in a technique or one other, however not Roger. Rog is the embodiment of a real sportsman and a champion in each sense. We have talked about snowboarding collectively for thus lengthy I wasn’t positive it might occur….
However right here we’re: retired, snowboarding and having fun with life! Thanks for this reminiscence Rog. You and your loved ones are actually distinctive and it doesn’t matter what the statistics say (or Leo lol) you’re the GOAT endlessly as a result of it takes a lot greater than numbers to have the sort of influence you will have, I’m simply one in all hundreds of thousands. Greetings my pal.”
The champ Lindsey Vonn on Roger Federer pic.twitter.com/iAXQdhrNkb
— 🌳 (@VolleyMePlease) February 10, 2024
A submit – as we informed you yesterday within the article that you could learn by clicking here – which created a media storm, between Federer and Novak Djokovic followers.
Nole’s followers have criticized the American for calling Federer the GOAT, regardless of the Swiss Maestro having gained fewer Slams than the Serb and regardless of the data Djokovic is reaching.
All these criticisms would have pushed Lindsey to rewrite her submit, reshaping it by writing solely: “Finally I was able to ski with my friend Roger Federer. Beautiful memories.”
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 10, 2024
Lindsey, in subsequent posts, clarified her (very proper!) perspective. As a result of clearly, as sadly occurs too usually on social media, many customers have used offensive phrases and feedback in direction of the gorgeous and really robust former skier, exhibiting as soon as once more why sure people (name them haters, name them no matter you need) shouldn’t be allowed to make use of social media.
Replying to a submit from the @Olly_Tennis_ account, Vonn as soon as once more expressed her ideas very clearly.
“The fact Lindsey had to delete this post it’s a shame, because Nadal, Djokovic and Federer have given the sport so much, and all 3 of them would be disgusted at some of the language used to defend them. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a favorite player, go for it, post about them constantly. BUT never use personal insults as an attempt to prop them up. It’s like to say: I like Waffles. And someone else answered: SO YOU DON’T LIKE PANCAKES?!” wrote the @Olly_Tennis_ account, defending the phrases expressed by Lindsey Vonn.
The actual fact Lindsey needed to delete this tweet…
It’s a disgrace, as a result of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer have given the game a lot, and all 3 of them could be *disgusted* at a number of the language used to defend *them*.
There’s completely nothing mistaken with having a favorite participant, go… pic.twitter.com/7R7DEEJuCh
— Olly 🎾🇬🇧 (@Olly_Tennis_) February 11, 2024
The previous legendary American skier answered, amused: “Exactly. All 3 of them would be ashamed at what’s being said. But I do like pancakes!”
Precisely. All 3 of them could be ashamed at what’s being mentioned. However I do like pancakes 🤪
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) February 11, 2024
And within the meantime, Federer enjoys his function as father and husband
Roger Federer holding palms and in tears together with his long-time rival Rafael Nadal after the final match performed on the 2022 Laver Cup. Over 500 days have handed since that iconic second, which can endlessly stay engraved within the historical past of tennis.
The Swiss Maestro saved his promise and nonetheless remained in shut contact with tennis. Federer is actually concerned, along with agent Tony Godsick, within the promotion and group of the Laver Cup, a group occasion designed to pay homage to Rod Laver. The event will happen from 20 to 22 September this 12 months on the Mercedes-Benz Enviornment in Berlin.
Speaking about his life after tennis in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung, Federer admitted: “I discover my life after retirement incredible. For the final three weekends I’ve been on the ski slopes and enjoying tennis with my spouse Mirka, she has plenty of proper. I attempt to be a great father. It isn’t all the time straightforward, particularly with 14 12 months previous women. They’ve a thoughts of their very own proper now.
We’re a close-knit household who loves spending time collectively, however we additionally have to let the ladies have their very own experiences. Within the household my function is the motivator. Generally I end a speech and assume to myself: Wow, what lovely phrases, Roger! 5 minutes later nothing I mentioned was accomplished. That is wonderful. I’ll hold him in thoughts as a father!”