Tennis icon Roger Federer was all of us when we witnessed one of the biggest surprises in football history. Euro 2020 saw world champions France exit the tournament at the hands of Switzerland. They took everyone by surprise by going 1-0 in the opening minutes of the first half.
However, two goals from Karim Benzema and a goal from Paul Pogba left the Swiss team on the brink of elimination. When a section of the stadium fell silent, they struggled to get back into the match, scoring two goals in the final ten minutes, leading the match to penalties.
Kylian Mbappé failed and ended the score at 4-5, eliminating tournament favorites. Historic to say the least, Federer reacted to his team's emphatic victory via an Instagram story, saying, "Mega fight boys, lots of heart, bound quarterfinals." The astonishing scenes from the match caught the attention of fellow countrymen Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic, who were all praise for the team.
"Wow. Just wow #hoppschwiz," Belinda said. Heading to Wimbledon Now all eyes are on the long-awaited Wimbledon 2021. Returning from a shocking loss to Felix-Auger Aliassime, Federer will seek to regain his form and confidence. Reflecting on that loss, Federer said: “I had a mental moment where I was just not happy with how things were going in the match.
When things got mentally derailed for me, I was already on a break in third position. You could argue that maybe I would have lost anyway." Denis Kudla lost to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon third round on Friday. And after the match, he claimed that one of the reasons Djokovic doesn't get a lot of crowd support is that the majority of tennis spectators are fans of Roger Federer.
Kudla on why fans "cheer against" Novak Djokovic
According to Denis Kudla, such fans want Roger Federer to hold on to his Grand Slam record, and so they express hostility towards Novak Djokovic. "I think everyone respects what Novak does a lot, but they want to see surprises," Kudla said.
"With Federer, it's different, they always encourage him. But in the end, Djokovic doesn't care. He's determined to win, he's extremely good. There really is nothing he can do wrong on the court." Kudla suggested that most people are aware how Djokovic is a big threat to Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams, and so they don't want him to keep winning.
"Everyone respects what he (Novak Djokovic) does, but I think there are unanimously Roger fans in this world," Kudla said. "I think they just maybe want him to keep that record. That's probably one reason they cheer against him."