Sania Mirza recalled an incident involving Tennis legend Roger Federer and her best friend from school.
New Delhi: Whenever a sportsman's biography is released, we come to know of various un told on-field and off-field stories. Some of them astonishing to the core while others make us dwell deep inside.
Sania Mirza, in her recently launched her autobiography 'Ace Against Odds', fondly recalls an incident involving Tennis legend Roger Federer and her best friend from school.
"My best friend from school, Rucha Naik, had joined me for the grass court season in England and it was fun to have her around. She was graduating with a degree in fashion marketing from the University of Lancaster. Rucha was no sports enthusiast and had very little interest or knowledge of tennis, but she was a friend, I loved and cared for. Perhaps that's why she is one of my best friends.
"I cannot forget the first time she came into the Players' Lounge at the Wimbledon. Roger Federer walked upto our table at some point and joked with me."
"What is this guy's name and who does he think he is?" Rucha said rather indignantly as soon as Roger had left the table," revealed Sania.
"'Oh, he is just a nice guy who hangs around here at tournaments and plays a bit of tennis, I said wickedly,'" says jokingly answered.
(With Agency inputs)