Albert Ramos recalls the day he beat Roger Federer

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by Simone Brugnoli
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Albert Ramos recalls the day he beat Roger Federer
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Albert Ramos, a long-time Spanish tennis player, currently mainly involved in the Challenger tour, gave a long interview to the Iberian Puntodebreak website. Ramos spoke in detail about one of the most important victories of his career when he beat Roger Federer 7-6 2-6 6-3 at the Masters 1000 in Shanghai in 2015.

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And he told a new anecdote about a pizza. " That day - explains Ramos - I can’t tell what happened. I’ll tell you an anecdote from the day before. We were eating at a fairly large table and Roger Federer was sitting, not with us, but near us.

We saw that Federer ordered and ate a pizza. My coach told me: "Albert... you can’t lose to a tennis player who eats a pizza at noon' (laughs, ed)".

Albert Ramos on beating Roger Federer

"The truth – continues Albert Ramos - is that it was a bit 'strange game, he had many chances to break in the first set but did not take advantage of them.

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Then he beat me in the second. In the third I broke almost on the only break I had in the whole game. He had beaten me at Wimbledon 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 and watching that game I saw some little things he was doing wrong.

I told myself that I would try, but a bit of everything happened. He had a lot of chances, he didn’t use them and in tennis it goes like this". " At the end of the game, the story continues Ramos, called us Sergi Bruguera and said: "Incredible, I cannot believe, that you beat Roger Federer.

Reporters started calling me in my hotel room. And I thought I should play the next day. I played with Tsonga and I thought, "I beat Federer, but that doesn’t mean anything because now I play against Tsonga and the normal thing is to lose.”

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