Kylian Mbappé revealed his admiration for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and hailed their longevity and consistency.
Mbappé is a young superstar who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team. He is one of the best players in the world, and has been putting up the numbers for club and country for a while now.
The young Frenchman has gone on record to say that he doesn’t have any sporting idols and that he tries to carve his own path. However, he said that he likes to take inspiration from great champions, and two of them are Federer and Nadal.
Mbappé revealed his admiration for Federer and Nadal, and stated that the sportsman in him rates the duo immensely.
“Do I still have idols? I no longer have idols, but I still admire those who have marked the history of sport, including in other disciplines,” he told Paris Match magazine as quoted by Tennis World USA.
“I know what their exploits represent in terms of sacrifice, of effort. I watch basketball and tennis a lot.
“At Roland Garros, where I love to go, I had the opportunity to chat with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal. I admire these champions who have been able to stay on top for many years. It’s not for everyone to have such consistency.”
Back at ya, champ
Mbappé burst onto the scene as a young prodigy at the 2018 World Cup. He played a key role in Les Bleus’ victory at the tournament, becoming one of the stalwarts of Mission ‘Ramenez la coupe à la maison’.
That same year, Federer was asked about the former AS Monaco player, to which he said, “I like his speed and his attitude.
“He seems nice, I like watching him play.”
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