I love this photo of Roger Federer – traveling sans famille this week in Shanghai – taking in the view on Sunday night from the Swiss Pavilion at Shanghai’s World Expo. It’s lonely at the top, isn’t it Roger?
Last night, the Swiss Pavilion welcomed an honored guest; top tennis player Roger Federer found time to visit World Expo during his stay in Shanghai for the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai 2010. Two highlights won the heart of this special Swiss visitor.
Federer appreciated the large scale projection of the movie The Alps. “The stunning projection really brings me inside Switzerland and I feel like I am touring the entire Alps within seven minutes!” he said.
He also took a ride on the chairlift and thought the night view of the Expo site was extraordinary. “My mind was at ease when viewing the Expo site from the chairlift and I was so relaxed. I have to say this is really one of the best viewpoints to admire the Expo” he said.
Roger was asked about traveling solo in his pre-tournament press conference.
Q. Do you miss them? You go back to your hotel, you’re by yourself, you don’t have Mirka or the twins, do you feel bored?
ROGER FEDERER: It’s bored, yeah (laughter).
It’s a bit slower, that’s for sure. But I have good friends here. We have a good time, you know. It’s busy here anyway. I have a lot of things to do with some of my great sponsors. Also media I’m doing quite a bit. For that side I’m kept busy. Obviously, it also allows me to sleep a bit more and practice hard.
That’s what I’m doing really. That fills up the day a bit. But we make sure we have nice dinners at the end of the day. But clearly it’s a different week this time around that they’re not here. I do miss them, yes, of course.
Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images via Daylife
Roger was asked about his twins in a pre-tournament interview. I’m happy that unlike Andre Agassi’s anti-tennis stance, Roger Federer says he’d be thrilled if Myla and Charlene picked up the racquets:
Video spotted at tennis-x.com
Roger plays the winner of Lukas Kubot vs. John Isner in his first match this week.