Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez has picked football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as she person she would like to trade lives for a day. Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in football history as Fernandez is a big admirer of the Portuguese.
Also, Ronaldo is one of the most accomplished players in football history and Fernandez would like to take a peek at how he managed everything in his daily routine. "Someone I would switch places with for a day? Cristiano Ronaldo.
He is just a beast off the field and on the field," Fernandez said on Tennis Channel, as quoted on Sportskeeda. "So I want to switch places with him, see how he manages everything. I want [to learn from a champion like that]."
Fernandez on how she keeps herself calm during matches
"I would just sing songs in my head [to get in a warm, fuzzy mindset on the court]," Fernandez said.
"My favorite one would be either 'Don't Stop Believin'' or 'Rebel Yell' from Billy Idol." Fernandez, 19, finished runner-up at last year's US Open. Now, Fernandez is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 19 in the world. Fernandez is now one of the most talented and promising players on the Tour.
Fernandez was doubted as a kid as she revealed one of her teaches told her to quit tennis and focus on school. "There was a teacher who told me to ditch tennis. I would just tell her, 'Thank you for telling me that', because that just brought more hunger for me to keep pursuing tennis.
She wasn't the only one who told me to stop, but that was the [instance] I really remembered," Fernandez said. "I came out of the class after school, crying to my mom. She said, 'You know what? Don't listen to that teacher. Just prove her wrong.' I am glad I am doing just that."