The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton made an exciting revelation about how her mother has a crush on Roger Federer in a BBC documentary celebrating their 90 years of coverage.
The Middleton family has been associated with Roger Federer since long due to their love for tennis. Both the sisters in Kate and Pippa are hard-core tennis fans since a very young age. Kate first met Roger in 2012, the year Federer won his 7th Wimbledon title beating the local favourite, Andy Murray and equalling Pete Sampras’ record.
Not only Kate but her sister Pippa is also very close to Federer. She met him at a Wimbledon match and since then has been watching his matches from the Royal Box. She even interviewed the World No. 5 in 2013 for Vanity Fair magazine and later even invited the Swiss to her wedding earlier this year.
Speaking of Federer, Kate, an All England Club’s patron said, “I have watched Wimbledon since an early age and that was very much a part of growing up.
“I was really taken by Agassi and Sampras, Ivanisevic and Steffi Graf. Those are my first memories. Roger is my mother’s heartthrob. I don’t think she will mind me saying that! I think he probably knows that too.”
Kate, in the documentary, also revealed how she queued up outside the ticket box before she became a part of Royal Family, expressing her love for the game.
“Being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special.”
Middleton further expressed as to how she used to dream about playing tennis and winning a title at Wimbledon, every time she watched a match there.
She said, “Every time Wimbledon is on I am thinking ‘Yes, I could do the same’ and get out the racket. Sadly, not the same results.”
The heartthrob, Federer, who attended Pippa’s wedding in the time of French Open, which he decided to skip on to gain some energy in time for Wimbledon and US Open. Federer will now be seen playing at Wimbledon, starting from 3rd July, in an attempt to win his record 19th Grand Slam title and his 8th Wimbledon title.