Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In a recent rendezvous, tennis great Roger Federer and India’s ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra admired each other.

Switzerland Tourism organised the program by uniting the 20-time Grand slam winner and the Olympic and World Champion from India at Zurich’s La Reserve Eden au Lac for a casual and free-flowing conversation.

“I am amazed by how much Neeraj has achieved personally and for his country through his grit and determination,” said Federer during the event.

“It’s been great to meet him here in Zurich,” said the tennis great who is the global ambassador for Switzerland Tourism.

In his admiration to Federer, Neeraj said, “It’s a dream come true for me to meet Roger Federer here in Zurich. I have always admired his skill, his spirit of true sportsmanship and his ability to inspire millions around the world.”

“Today, however, what inspired me the most was his humility and his easy-going charm that made me feel so comfortable in his presence. We had a wonderful time exchanging notes about our respective passions and life’s experiences on and off the field,” he added.