Kate Middleton: 'Roger Federer is my mother's heartthrob'

Tennis - The Duchess of Cambridge speaks about her passion for tennis

by Luigi Gatto
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Kate Middleton: 'Roger Federer is my mother's heartthrob'

Kate Middleton loves tennis and every year she attends The Championships in Wimbledon. On Monday for the opening day of the event she was there and met legends like Martina Navratilova, Kim Clijsters, and Dominic Thiem for the first time .

The Duchess of Cambridge spoke about her passion for the sport and said: 'I have watched Wimbledon, that was very much part of my growing up. I was really taken by Agassi and Sampras, Ivanisevic and Steffi Graf. Those are my first memories.

Roger [Federer] is my mother’s heartthrob. I don’t think she will mind me saying that! I think he probably knows that too. Being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special. It inspires young people including myself.

Every time Wimbledon is on I am thinking ‘Yes, I could do the same’ and get out the racket. Sadly, not the same results.' She and her mum are tennis fans, but Kate's father doesn't watch tennis too much. Middleton revealed an anecdote happened more than a decade ago: 'My father is not going to appreciate this but we were walking past Tim Henman and had just seen Sampras play.

My dad said ‘Hi Pete.' I was mortified.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I don't want to face Federer in an eventual final'

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