Tennis superstar Roger Federer is continuing to voice his support for his good friend Tiger Woods. Federer gave an interview to the Australian Open’s official website Saturday where he expressed concern for the golfer.
“I’m not going to talk about his personal life but I wish him all the best, you know, getting back, you know, hopefully on the golf course, resolving his problems, and see how he goes,” Federer is quoted as saying.
The comments echoed what Federer told a French newspaper on Friday.
Federer, who appeared with Tiger in a series of TV and print ads for Gillette, said he tries not to put pressure on himself about being the perfect role model.
“I just try to be myself, not change for the press or public, or the fans,” Roger said. “If they like me, that’s great. If they don’t, you know, that’s too bad.”
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The Australian Open, one of tennis’ Grand Slam events, gets underway Monday. Federer is in the process of pulling together a superstar mixed doubles exhibition match as a fundraiser for the people of Haiti.
The plan is to charge $10 for the match, and “fill the stadium,” Federer said. If he’s successful — and Federer usually is — that would mean $1.5 million going to the relief effort.