The day Roger Federer couldn’t stop laughing at CNN correspondent’s Spanish phrases is a day he will remember forever.
The match was almost over when Federer’s eyes suddenly grew wide, a look of shock on his face, and he started laughing along with the commentator.
The smile on Federer’s face was a reminder of the incredible journey he had already journeyed through three hours of tennis in Boulogne, France.
Federer is a proud Spaniard and loves the game of tennis, but he didn’t have a great time playing at Roland Garros.
“I mean, I tried, a little bit,” he said after losing to Milos Raonic in a match he dominated.
“To be honest, he’s a great player but it was not his day, it wasn’t really his day. I mean, he was better, he was obviously better than I was, but I wanted to win today, too. I wanted to win,” Federer said.
“He played better but I was still in a great position. So that was what was going to happen. There was not much to do, but there was not much to do, so it was not really my day and I didn’t really give it that much.”
Federer had a great time beating the Spaniard, especially when his coach Johan Brunström was calling for a forehand winner. And when Raonic played too high down the line, he made a few errors on his own and lost his balance on his backhand.
Not only that, but he hit his serve out of bounds nine times in his match against the big-hitting Raonic.
To play the Spaniard, Federer had to serve first. Then, in the fourth game, it came to two love games to find out who will win the match.
Federer eventually won the second game 6-4, 6-4. To his surprise, he didn’t seem too happy with his performance.
“I mean, I didn’t have a great time and I’m not really happy about it, but that’s a good thing,” he said.
“I’ll be back on Friday and have a better time than this.”
With the second set, in front of a packed house at Roland Garros,