Roger Federer: 'My idol growing up was...'



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Roger Federer: 'My idol growing up was...'

Roger Federer spoke about his idols and inspirations. The Basel native said: "My idol growing up was Michael Jordan, next to Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. But Michael Jordan was my big idol. Of course, Mohammed Ali has been doing incredible things, as well as Tiger Woods.

They all did great things and they were people I looked up to, they are inspirations, seeing that they performed at the highest level for a long time, doing things that are not that normal." Federer also opened up on what his biggest childhood dreams were: "A big, big goal of mine which I was able to achieve was to become world No.

1 because that’s not something that you do just in one week or two weeks. It’s something you have to train for and work hard for an entire year you have to probably win 60 to 80 matches, you have to play solid and great for so long and he physically in shape, mentally ready to go, you have to travel, you have to do all. And then, of course, Wimbledon in 2003, the first one, is always gonna for some reason stay the most unique one”.