Roger Federer: the pride of Dubai
At age 33, Roger Federer isn’t too old to lift another trophy — this time in his adopted home of Dubai.
Like others around the world, Dubai fans love Federer because he’s generous about giving back to them. The former ball-boy from Basel, Switzerland takes the time to sign autographs and pose for photos after the final with ball-boys and other staff of the tournament.
Journalists love Federer because he takes time to patiently answer every question with thoughtful, sincere answers. He looks directly at you and speaks to you as if you’re part of his team. He often does this in English, French and Swiss-German. While he’s a tiger on the court, he’s a laid-back, easy-going guy in press conferences.