In an interview to MatchTV, the World No. 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova praised Roger Federer for his character and the way he is off court. The Swiss is loved by everyone for his tennis abilities, his success, but he is great off-court too.
And Kuznetsova knows it well. 'I feel that Federer is very kind to me and I like him even more', the Russian player told. 'He said eight years ago that I was his favourite player. It was the greatest compliment ever! Nobody is cooler than Roger.
He is from another planet.' Kuznetsova is set to miss the whole Australian swing, including the first Grand Slam of the year. It only needs to be official, but in the last days, Svetlana already said more than one time she won't make it to Melbourne, which is surprising as when she underwent left wrist surgery in November she had written on Instagram that she would have recovered in time for Melbourne.
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