The day Roger Federer couldn’t stop laughing at CNN correspondent’s Spanish phrases
Roger Federer was talking to the media here in Mexico City on Thursday to a room that was filled with the usual Mexican media, journalists and photographers.
He was having a great time on air with the local and international media. On the topic of Mexico he was talking about what would go on to change his life, because now he was a Mexican citizen, his family was Mexican, his friends were Mexican.
He was referring to the new decree that will allow him to change his name to Fedeles and his nickname to “The Mexican.”
He also said that he can be known, “The Mexican Federer.”
He’s not joking. It’s the real thing, as reported by La Jornada.
“I got an official, I got an official, I got an official letter, I got an official letter from the Mexican government in the name of Mexican Federer,” Roger Federer told journalists in Mexico City.
With his name change, Federer is hoping his journey is a bit less bumpy on the road to winning the French Open.
“When I look at it as a journey, I have to say that I am really happy,” said Federer. “I am very grateful for what my fans have done for me, and I am thankful to all of them because they have supported me so much. It was a difficult decision, but what I have decided is the right thing. It is important to me that if I manage to do some good things in my life here in Mexico, I leave a better legacy than I had. That is what I want to do.”
With the name change, Federer has been named after his father, Roger Sr. He changed his name and now will use his father’s surname with Federer, which isn’t a thing in today’s world.
Federer is getting around to talking about a variety of things. His last big talk was about the French Open, after winning his first Grand Slam title there in 2012.