Elena Rybakina, the 2022 Wimbledon champion, says she has always admired Roger Federer because she thinks the Swiss player has a “great talent.”
Rybakina hosted an online Question and Answer session after winning Wimbledon Championships. One of her followers of her inquired about Rybakina’s childhood role models. “I’ve always liked how Roger Federer is playing,” said the newly crowned Wimbledon champion. She further said, “Just his game is amazing but, yeah, except him, I was just enjoying watching the matches no matter who plays and, yeah, it’s just a joy to watch any match especially when it’s great fights,” Rybakina said.
The player from Kazakhstan came back from a set down and defeated African World No. 1 Ons Jabeur with a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 to become the first Kazakh to ever make it to a Grand Slam final.
Rybakina didn’t really have high hopes because she had only won two matches on grass this year before Wimbledon. She claimed after winning Wimbledon that she was calm at the beginning of the competition but that tension set in as it went on.