The FC Barcelona football star Ivan Rakitic was born in Yugoslavia but moved to Switzerland with his family when he was a child before. The website Blick asked him who is his favorite Swiss athlete, and he has no doubt: 'That's an easy question, Roger Federer, is by far my favorite athlete.
What he does not only in tennis but in general sports is unique. It's a dream of mine to invite him to come here to Barcelona. I hope that he will think about the offer. I think it's a huge honour for every Swiss person.
The way that Roger represents the country is incredible.' When Marin Cilic, a Croatian, plays Federer, who does he cheer for? 'An uncomfortable question. I have a good relationship with Cilic, he is a very good friend of mine.
So, of course, I hope that the better player wins. After, we can sit together and negotiate who I was cheering for.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal asked for a record appearance fee to Vienna Open