The Swiss joined the South African rugby team in an Instagram Live during the rugby team’s triumph tour
Roger Federer celebrated South Africa’s victory in the Rugby World Cup by joining the South African rugby team in an Instagram Live during the rugby team’s triumph tour. For the South African team, this is the fourth world title in their history, beating New Zealand in the final at the Stade de France.
Federer was at the stadium to watch the final and greeted Springboks captain Siya Kolisi. Amid the cheering fans, Roger can be heard saying: “Great Siya, well done again. Enjoy!”
Roger Federer just went on IG Live with the South African Springboks Rugby team, during their victory tour 🏆
Roger Federer talks about Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz
Novak Djokovic, after losing the Wimbledon final, paid tribute to Carlos Alcaraz in a press conference.
The Serbian champion expressed his thoughts on the constant comparisons between the Spaniard and the Big 3 and crowned the Murcia champion through these statements. “Someone in the last year said that in his game there are some elements of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and myself.
I agree with that. In fact, I say it basically sums up the best of the three of us. He has this mentality as a fighter and defensive skills that remind me a lot of Rafa. He has this ability to slide and play his backhand that reminds me a bit of my way of playing,” said the Serb.
Roger Federer, present in Shanghai, also spoke of great admiration towards Alcaraz. The Swiss legend, however, believes that every player has his own personality and it is not fair to make this type of comparison. On the ATP podcast, Federer explained: “He’s a bit reminiscent of Rafa’s style.
He can play the drop shot and baseline slice like him. He has some defensive skills that you also find in Djokovic, but Novak is obviously at a higher level because he’s been doing it for many years. That defense is essentially impossible to overcome, but if Carlos continues like this he has the potential to improve further.
It’s important to stay away from injuries. It’s not fair to say it’s a mix of us: Carlos is Carlos, just as Novak is Novak and Rafa is Rafa. I don’t like comparisons. Alcaraz is fantastic. It’s incredible what he has achieved despite his young age.
Winning the Wimbledon final against Djokovic is no joke. Of course, looking at me, Novak, Rafa and Andy Murray, people expect the new generation tennis players to play their best tennis every week. But it is difficult to achieve this status. I think Alcaraz has done his best so far. He has a great future.”