Rogers Cup director: 'Roger Federer is a tennis maniac'

Rogers Cup director: 'Roger Federer is a tennis maniac'

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A few days ago, it was revealed that 17-year-old Canadian player Felix-Auger Aliassime will train with Roger Federer in December in Dubai. One of the people, who managed to make this happen, was Eugenie Lapierre, the tournament director of the Rogers Cup.

In a conference call on Thursday, Lapierre praised Federer's Spirit and mentality. 'Federer is a tennis maniac,' Lapierre said. 'His agent Tony Godsick told me that recently, before one of his matches, he sent messages of support to the Under-14 Swiss team who participated in an international competition! He follows everything, absolutely everything.' Tennis Canada's High Performance vice-president, Louis Borfiga said: 'Federer loves tennis, he's a real fan.

He watches the 14 and 15-year-olds play all the time. I think he wants to help the new generation. I also think he likes Felix and his personality. He wants to give back some of what tennis has given to him. He wants to help Felix, maybe avoid some of the traps that would be good to avoid at his age.' Story by IB Times Sport ALSO READ: Noah: 'We don't have a top 5 ranked player, but 8-9 competitive players' .