Wed, 9 Jan, 2019
Roger Federer reveals what he “hates” about Australia in hilarious interview
As he prepares to defend his Australian Open title this month, Roger Federer has revealed his humorous side and revealed what it is that he dislikes about Australia.
Making an appearance on The Project, the tennis champion was asked what he hates about Australia and he jokingly responded with: “Where do we start?”
“No, no, no I’m joking,” he said through a laugh.
But there was one thing the 37-year-old found a little exhausting, and that was greeting everyone.
“I think the thing is here at the Australian Open, and look, I call it the happiest land. It’s a great, great event. The only hard part here is, is that there is 300 players and 300 coaches and guests and more and this and that,” said Federer.
“And it just ends up being so many people at the site and it’s OK, we’re happy to see each other.
“But it’s like, every corner, you see someone else and it’s like another handshake, another hello, and another this.”
He compared the enormity of the Australian Open to the much smaller Hopman Cup, labelling it as more “intimate” and “relaxed”.
“But otherwise it’s all good,” said Federer.
One of the hosts on the primetime show then said wittingly: “It’s hard being popular, Roger!”
Federer is only one win away from his 100th career singles title and is ranked as world No. 3. Having won the Australian Open six times, including last year, the legendary tennis player is preparing to defend his title this month.
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