Roger Federer: 'Michael Jordan was my hero growing up'

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Roger Federer: 'Michael Jordan was my hero growing up'

'The Last Dance', the documentary produced by ESPN that tells the career of Michael Jordan, considered the best basketball player in history, has achieved exceptional success on Netflix. MJ was one of the most admired sportsmen of all time, even by athletes from other disciplines.

It is quite rare to see an all-time great in one sport cheering for the all-time great from another sport. In one of these rare spectacles, the greatest Basketball player ever to play the sport Michael Jordan came out to cheer for the tennis legend Roger Federer for the first time at the 2014 US Open.

Roger Federer managed to get Michael Jordan to step on the largest stadium on the planet for the first time in his life. For the G.O.A.T. Visiting New York involved owning Madison Square Garden, but now he had to see from outside what the Swiss generated at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Jordan expressed in a video from 2014 that he heard that Federer wanted to help design a Jordan shoe. “I said, ‘I love it! ‘ And after he picked the 3, which is without a doubt one of my favorites, next thing you know you got this collab.

I think the show is unbelievable and I think the fans are gonna love it”. Talking about what the collaboration meant to him, MJ revealed, “It’s not just about the style. I want Roger to get involved and understand what he needs from the shoe itself. It needs to be functional. We can get it done, but I need input coming from Roger”.