Roger Federer recalls when he was a ballboy in 1993 Basel


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Roger Federer recalls when he was a ballboy in 1993 Basel

Roger Federer recalled in a video interview to Tennis TV when he was a ballboy at the 1993 Swiss Indoors in Basel. The Swiss was given a medal by Michael Stich. He used to come to the tournament club by bike and he was so happy about that moment.

Recalling it now, Federer said: "Like it was yesterday. I kinda remember it, of course. I did it for two years and yeah it was Michael Stich who is the tournament director of Hamburg now, it's a great memory for me, I loved being a ballboy here, I was able to see the best players in the world, first-hand, and see how they would prepare and how they should sweat and how they did they deal with the pressure and yeah, it's good moments for me"

Then he added: "I am like glancing at the medal, I am like, Oh, here he comes, it's like a souvenir, I still have had them and I still get them today from ball boys and ball girls and I have pizza with them at the end of the tournament - they also give me a medal.

I guess it means I am still a ball boy too because at heart, I am always gonna be a ball boy."