Bill Gates on Roger Federer: "They should take example from him"

In a recent interview, American tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates talked about the Swiss Maestro

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Bill Gates on Roger Federer: "They should take example from him"

In a recent interview, American tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates talked about Roger Federer, agreeing that the world needs more people like the Swiss champion. Here are his words: "The surprising part of Roger Federer is this: when he was a boy he didn't fully concentrate on tennis and did not give him any particular or strength-based training, swimming, table tennis, football and badminton.

He didn't start playing tennis at a competitive level when he was a teenager. His parents when he was a boy advised him not to take himself too seriously, delaying a sports specialization but focusing on more experiences. In a world of more and more incentives, we need more people who think like Roger: people who start out broad and embrace different experiences and perspectives as they progress." Talking about Roger Federer's tennis, the Gates said: "When I watch Roger Federer play I am in awe.

As the late writer David Foster Wallace wrote, Roger is one of those rare athletes who seem exempt from the laws of physics."

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After an absence from the tennis courts for over a year, barring sensational twists, Roger Federer should return to play next March in the ATP 250 tournament in Doha.

The Swiss program foresees that immediately after he could participate in the ATP 500 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and the Rotterdam tournament in the Netherlands. Roger Federer is now 39 years old and in the final stages of his career, but he is training hard to get back to full speed after a long hiatus caused by a double knee surgery.

His last official match took place at the Australian Open semifinal where he was defeated in three sets by Novak Djokovic with the result of 7-6; 6-4; 6-3. Number 5 in the world rankings, Federer will return to Doha after winning this tournament on three occasions, in 2005, 2006 and 2011.

Despite the fact that he will miss the Australian Open, the Swiss will be aiming for this 2021 where he will have Wimbledon and especially Tokyo Olympics 2021, one of the few competitions that Roger has never won in the single.

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