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Roger Federer

Federer: I'm flattered to be The Tennis Space No 1


Roger Federer tells The Tennis Space he is “flattered” to be named as the most influential person in tennis, as number one on The Tennis Space’s People of Influence.

“I’m first, and Mirka’s 20. That’s not bad. I’ve been around for a long time, been number one for a long time, so I guess it’s obvious I am in the upper level, I would think. And because I do so much press I have the power of the microphone very often and because I think I am very sort of trustworthy, it comes as no surprise to be high up there in some ways, I guess. It’s nice to be respected, let’s say. It’s flattering, absolutely, because I try to be a role model and I want to create good stories for the fans and be honest and open as much as I can be.

“It’s fun for everyone and myself and it seems it goes down well with the people because I have invested a lot of time in this whole media frenzy that we have around every tournament. And I never get frustrated about it and I think that has served me well now, I think, whereas at the beginning maybe you don’t get credit. I think down the stretch now it has, and that’s nice, because of all the languages.

The list in full:

The Tennis Space: People of Influence:

No 1 – Roger Federer
No 2 – John Skipper
No 3 – John McEnroe
No 4 – Max Eisenbud
No 5 – Ion Tiriac
No 6 – Venus and Serena Williams
No 7 – Rafael Nadal
No 8 – Philip Brook
No 9 – Maria Sharapova
No 10 – Li Na
No 11 – Brad Drewett
No 12 – Larry Ellison
No 13 – Stacey Allaster
No 14 – Novak Djokovic
No 15 – Andy Roddick
No 16 – Martina Navratilova
No 17 – Eric Babolat
No 18 – Ivan Lendl
No 19 – Gilbert Ysern
No 20 – Mirka Federer

  • https://plus.google.com/104242241965716988815 boo Jay

    Not just in tennis.  Roger ranks very high in the world, period.

  • An

    I only can say it is ia strange and therefore not serious list

  • slink

    He has far too much influence…

  • Info

     Nul ce classement, il n’est pas objectif.

  • Bfrehner

    Mirka Federer!!????? WTF !! You’ve gotta B kidding me!!!

  • Sara

    What a joke really! Why Mirka on this list!???