Roger Federer ‘wasn’t very good mentally’, says former best player | Tech Rasta


Andrei Pavel (48) can boast of having been the first Romanian to defeat Roger Federer in a direct match. It happened in Hamburg in 2000. The Romanian defeated the Swiss 6-4, 6-3 in the round of 16 of the tournament in Germany.

Roger Federer was then 18 years old and ranked 40th in the ATP rankings. After his triumph in Hamburg, Andrei Pavel met Roger Federer seven more times in tennis tournaments, with the Swiss winning each time. “I felt the strength he showed.

I think I won also because he wasn’t very well mentally. I remember he led me 3-0, then I won several games in a row. I tapped into his psyche. Federer then beat me in Bucharest 4 times in 3 months. Roger is Roger. He’s a mega-complete, mega-talented player and you can’t compare him to too many people.

When I beat him, I didn’t think he would become the best tennis player in history,” said Andrei Pavel, according to Cuget Liber.

Mirka’s role in Roger Federer’s mentality

Wife Mirka has always played a fundamental role in Roger Federer’s career.

During a recent interview with Sportworld, Roger recalled how important his wife was in his journey. “I think every woman is important for a Mario and obviously my case is no different. She’s been mentioned a lot in my career and she’s done a really good job.

She’s been coming to every practice and every game for years, she still does now but obviously with the kids it’s a different situation. Now let’s say it’s normal for her to lose a bit of practice.

She was very important in my life, not only in tennis but in general. She always lived with my interests in mind and the best for me and she was never detached.”


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