Diego adored Roger: When Maradona made Federer cry

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    Two of the absolute greatest of all time: Diego Maradona and Roger Federer.

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    The first meeting between Federer and Maradona at the ATP Finals 2010.

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    Federer and Maradona put their arm around Maradona. “I was very excited, but he was almost more so,” said Federer afterwards.

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    Federer and Maradona have met a few times over the past few years.

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    The relationship is cordial, Diego adored Roger.

The world weeps for Diego Armando Maradona. It is quite possible that Roger Federer will also shed a tear or two because of the football legend’s early demise. Maradona was a special character, an idol for Federer and they also met several times. And Maradona even made Federer cry while he was still alive.

It was almost exactly a year ago when Federer trundled through South America with Sascha Zverev. The show tour also took the two tennis stars to Argentina, where Federer was surprised by Maradona with a video message.

“Hello machine, you were and are the greatest”

«Hello master, machine, as I like to call you. You were and are the greatest and will remain so. There is nobody like you, ”said Maradona at the time into the camera. «If you have any problems in my country, call me and tell me what you need. A big kiss to your wife and children. You are, as I like to say, a machine, the best of all time. “

Maradona’s words touch Federer so much that tears welled up in his eyes when he thanks them.

Big fan: Maradona raves about Roger and loves him(00:49)

Federer: “Maradona was more excited than me”

Diego Maradona and Roger Federer – they have met each other several times. “My friend, machine!” Shouted Maradona at a particularly warm meeting. They first met in 2010 at the ATP Finals in London. First, Maradona cheered the tennis star on from the stands against Andy Murray. Then there was a meeting in the cabin.

“I was very excited, but he was almost more so,” said Federer afterwards. “He said he was a huge tennis fan and a huge fan of the way I play. Maradona praised me to heaven. He’s a euphoric person, he almost didn’t want to stop. “

Maradona was a huge fan of Roger

Maradona downright adored Federer. “Nadal is fantastic, Djokovic is fantastic, but nobody is like Federer!” He said in a TV interview. “There is no one and there will never be anyone, they are all far from the machine.”

The love that Federer felt from Maradona had an effect. This underlines the traditional story of the ATP Finals 2013. At that time, Federer saw Nadal football games and played with the Spaniard. His shouts echoed loudly through the catacombs of the arena: “Maradona, Maradona!”

Published: 11/26/2020, 58 minutes ago

Last updated: 11/26/2020, 20 minutes ago

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