Roger Federer, the 6-foot 1-inch genius, is truly a Swiss ace, who has the most impressive stats you will ever find in an athlete.
He constitutes a blend of tennis greats like Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, and Arthur Ashe, and hence, is considered much better than the lot.
Blossoming his tennis skills at the age of 8, he’s well known for his techniques, natural ability, cool and composed temperament.
Federer have proved just why he deserves the GOAT title. Among his dozens of all-time records, he has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for 302 weeks, and has won six or more titles at six different tournaments.
Outside of his excellent gameplay, Roger Federer leads a well-rounded life off the court as well.
Here are 5 things you may not have known about the Swiss ace.
He used to be vegetarian
Roger Federer was not forced or guided by any family or beliefs, but until he was 14 would not touch non-vegetarian food.
At 14, he joined full-time tennis training at camp and began eating meat then.
To start his day, Federer prefers to go sweet rather than savoury and reportedly enjoys homemade waffles with a fresh fruit compote on the morning of a match.
Before tennis, Federer will eat a plate of pasta. “Two hours before every match, I eat pasta with light sauce … I have been doing it for 20 years.”
When Federer goes out for dinner, variety is clearly the spice of life. “I am a lover of Italian, Japanese, and Indian restaurants,” he said recently.
Federer does have a sweet tooth and can’t resist ice cream. “I like my ice cream, I like my chocolate,” he said in 2017. “That’s my diet. I like my treats. I don’t feel bad about it. I can do it and play tennis at the same time.”