Roger Federer: Rafa Hasn’t Given Me a Copy of His Book Yet!
by Tom Gainey | September 1st, 2011, 5:10 pm

After a quick win over Dudi Sela at the US Open today, Roger Federer fielded some softball questions from the press. The five-time US Open champion was even asked about Rafa’s new book, and if he had read it. But Federer joked that his good friend and rival Nadal hadn’t given him a copy.

“I might read it,” Federer joked. “I don’t know. I haven’t come across it yet. He hasn’t given me one yet. If he doesn’t, I’ll go buy one. That’s not the issue. No, I haven’t had the time yet. I don’t know if it’s gonna happen soon.”

All kidding aside, Federer will next play the winner the Bernard Tomic-Marin Cilic match on Saturday afternoon. Cilic right now is destroying Tomic losing just one game in two sets.

Federer won today 63, 62, 62 over Sela in just 77 minutes.

“Not much trouble on my serve, and from the baseline I also thought I had the upper hand,” Federer said. “When it’s like that, obviously it’s tough for the opponent, but I just think I was superior today. It was a good match for me in breezy conditions. It was a bit tricky early on to find the rhythm. That’s why I was happy to get the first break in the first set.”

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5 Comments for Roger Federer: Rafa Hasn’t Given Me a Copy of His Book Yet!

Lou Says:

Federer no doubt played brilliantly today. And its not a surprise that he has worked on the most important part of his game (which was lacking in 2010)- Second Serve.
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Anna Says:

I’ll bet he could even get a signed copy :)

alison hodge Says:

anna your probably right lol,i wonder if roger gave rafa a signed copy of his book,after all these two legends of the game have such respect for each other,it will be interesting to see if rafa and roger sit in the studio at wimbledon chatting about the players of the next generation,when they eventually retire from the game,like borg and j.mac do now.

Anna Says:

Boy, it would keep me watching tennis. I think they’d make a great team.

madmax Says:

alison, roger hasn’t written an autobiography. They have been written as biographies and the author made clear in the prologue that Federer has NOT approved the content.

That’s the difference.

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