A very special event that also turned out to be of great help to his career. Mikaela Shiffrin, the alpine ski champion dominating the 2023 World Cup and preparing for the World Championships, recently recounted a lunch with former Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the American herself admitted how this appointment really helped her to become positive and enthusiastic again, since she was going through a not easy period in her life (from a sporting and private point of view). "Roger told me that «to preserve the longevity of your career, you need to take moments to look around you, appreciate where you are, breathe.» When you reach the prime of your career, when it becomes more difficult to look up and around you and appreciate everything that is there at that moment, that is when it is most important to do so.", stressed the American, who has already reached the record of 85 victories in the World Cup, surpassing Lindsey Vonn, with 82, and Stenmark (stagnant at 86). The American added that Roger advised her to "enjoy the most incredible moments because what I do is incredible." Then he continued: "I was like, ‘OMG, Roger Federer is talking to me about my career.’ It was kind of hard to sum it all up and understand everything he was saying, because I was kind of gobsmacked by all the time we spent together at lunch." explained the champion. The event took place after the World Cup leg in Lenzerheide, which saw Federer in goal. Shiffrin also recounted the skiers’ reaction to the presence of the Swiss champion: "All the girls were like, ‘OMG they’re teaching Roger’ Roger Federer is here! Everyone was very nervous, more because of his presence than because of the race itself," she concluded.
Corretja comments on Federer
Alex Corretja hopes that Swiss legend Roger Federer will have a special show instead of just a comment period. "I’m not so sure if he’s going to be calling matches or not, or if he’s going to be sitting in the booth, maybe from time to time." said leash. "But I see him running a show, being the main one there and saying, ‘Okay, I’m the man here,’ guiding everything. Maybe doing interviews or a show, doing something special. But it has to be something special and knowing Roger, I’m sure it’s going to be something special. He’s not going to be announcing games for eight hours a day, I don’t think it makes sense. You have to value Federer for who he is and it has to be something very unique because he is very unique." added.