Skiing legend Lindsey Vonn helps Roger Federer see bright side after retirement

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Skiing legend Lindsey Vonn helps Roger Federer see bright side after retirement

Alpine skiing legend Lindsey Vonn reacted to Roger Federer’s retirement announcement. Vonn was visibly upset about the Swiss Maestro’s decision but also looked at the bright side. “Nooooo!! So sad to see you go.

But… now we can ski!!” Vonn wrote on Instagram. Back in 2014, former world no.1 tennis player Roger Federer and 4-time World Cup Champion of Ski Racing Lindsey Vonn played tennis in a glacier 3,450 meters above sea level for the promotion for Lindt Chocolate.

See pictures from their match here: Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn play Tennis in a glacier 3,450 meters above sea level

Lindsey Vonn thinks Federer is the GOAT

Speaking in a 2021 interview, Lindsey Vonn named Roger Federer as the greatest champion of all time in men's tennis.

At the same time, Lindsey revealed that she has great respect for Roger Federer's main rival, Rafael Nadal. "I have respect for Rafael Nadal, what he did especially on clay is incredible, but I was and am a Roger Federer fan.

For me he will always be the greatest of all time. He plays with a lot of grace and is very balanced. It's nice to see how all the fans love him and I think you can hardly do better than him. Records are important but the best is not always the one with the best numbers, we need to go further.

To overcome the barriers that go beyond the sport and drag him along, Federer is more than just an athlete and not everyone is like him." In 2012, Vonn also pointed out Federer’s humbleness. “The way he keeps fighting back to dominate his sport personally inspires me.

I think he's legitimately one of the greatest athletes of all time. Of all the athletes I've ever met, Roger is the kindest and most genuine. He really cares about people and what he's done with his foundation and his humanitarian efforts has been incredible.

He's hard-working and extremely humble, but the thing I respect most about him is he's the same person every day whether he wins or loses. He cares about being a role model and that kids can look up to him. I consider him a hero because I want to be like him. I want to be a good role model for kids, too”.