Roger Federer receives note from Ken Rosewall at every Australian Open

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Roger Federer receives note from Ken Rosewall at every Australian Open
Roger Federer receives note from Ken Rosewall at every Australian Open

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer at every Australian Open finds a heartfelt note written to him and left in the player' locker room by the Australian great Ken Rosewall. The 83-year-old Australian is one of the biggest players in the history of tennis, having won eight Grand Slam singles titles and reached a career-high of No.

1 in the world during his career. Rosewall made it all the way in front of his home fans at the Australian Open four times -- his first title came in 1953 -- while the last came in while he was 37 years old in 1972. Five-time Australian Open champion Federer was 35 years old when he went all the way at Melbourne Park last year.

The 36-year-old is set to clash against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in round one as he is hoping to defend his title yet again prove his greatness. "I just write a simple half-page," Rosewall told The Australian. "Good luck. Hope the family's well.

That's the extent of it. "My accreditation pass doesn't allow me to get into the dressing room. I don't want to invade his privacy or bother him at all, so I just figure I'll write him a note. "He's admired by millions of people, including me.

He's been winning major championships for a long time. "Now he's 36 and still doing it. Now he's still carrying himself the way he does. He's done an amazing thing for tennis." Federer also had a couple of nice words to say of Rosewall.

"I think he's a wonderful man. We don't speak about him enough," Federer told the newspaper. "I love that generation of players with Tony Roche, Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Roy Emerson ... I know Ken's a few years older, but I know he had a tremendous career. "So to be in the same break as these guys, it's a great feeling.

I love these guys." Also read: John Newcombe thinks Nick Kyrgios could be ready to do some real damage

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