Apparently being one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, and one of the highest paid for years and years just wasn't enough for Roger Federer. He had to join our nerdy world of social media, and did it with an Internet takeover this week. After joining Twitter, Federer announced that he would be doing an AMA ("ask me anything") over at the website Reddit for his fans before the second major of 2013.
Federer got tossed the usual tennis questions ("who would win between you and 2007 Roger Federer"), but it was some of the random questions that got the best responses from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
What type of music does Federer fancy? "It all started for me in Dance & Techno. Then I moved over to Rock. Now I'm all over the place."
How does he keep his hair so coifed and perfect? "I really don't. I fight it every day like everybody else. But thanks."
But it was the tennis questions that really stood out. Federer was asked about his top-five toughest matches of all-time and listed them as such.
- Hewitt in Davis Cup 03.
- Del Potro in Olympics 2012.
- Roddick Wimbledon 09.
- Nalbandian 05 World Tour Finals, final.
- Rafa Wimbledon 2008. One of the great matches I've been apart of.
That was fun, but I think my favorite moment was when a commenter asked him about this infamous whiff that had most tennis fans scratching their heads when it happened.
Federer's response? "For you baseball fans out there: Strike 1."
Go check out the rest of his AMA on Reddit and enjoy Roger being Roger.