Roger Federer: 'I think I'm good at seeing that difference'



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Roger Federer: 'I think I'm good at seeing that difference'

The year 2010 was devastating for the world. Much of it was due to a devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 100,000 people. While the entire world was shocked to its core, there was also an outpouring of support for the country.

Roger Federer was one of those people who decided to donate to the cause. However, Federer was not one who would stop at a small donation. He actually put on an entire tennis event to help raise money for the cause. Interestingly, it was an impromptu event that Federer put together in just one day.

The matchups saw interesting matchups with Federer teaming with Serena Williams and Samantha Stosur against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Kim Clijsters. It would be a successful event with fans lining up to attend. It would ultimately raise $600,000 with just fan contributions amounting to $200,000.

What would steal the show would be the fun interactions between the players. One of them saw Roger Federer imitating his arch-rival Rafael Nadal. Let's find out what happened. Roger Federer would mimic Rafael Nadal's trademark growls.

These were loudly audible as all players on the pitch had microphones attached. While Rafa growls a lot as he plays, Federer would make it much more pronounced to add humor. The end of the point would also see a lot of fun going on as Novak put his body on the line while Rafael Nadal made a great dive but still couldn't stop Roger's forehand.

However, that would not be all. At a similar Hit For Haiti event staged before Indian Wells, Roger would once again imitate Rafael's growl. This simply showed the level of camaraderie between the two players off the tennis court.

There was certainly an eternal moment for tennis fans.

Federer wants to come back

"I can put on my cape and be a superhero when I walk on the track, but when I'm done I like to take the cape off again. Then I want to be that normal man," Roger Federer said.

The Swiss player believes the key to happiness on the tennis tour is having the ability to balance things well. "I think I'm good at seeing that difference and maintaining that balance. That made me happy on the tour.

I love the intensity, experiencing that feeling and being completely focused. But when it's done, I ask, "What's for dinner tonight?" "What do the kids want to do?" I can separate those two worlds,” he added.