Where were you on July 14, 2019? Most of us were sitting glued to the television sets watching the CWC 2019 finals between England and New Zealand and of course the Wimbledon 2019 finals where Roger Federer was put up against Novak Djokovic. Unfortunately, it was heartbreak for the fans of tennis star and the Kiwis who put up a great show but sadly ended on the losing side. Kane Williamson and Roger Federer might have lost the game but went on to win many fans and will be remembered in the history of the sport for their sportsmanship. As Federer and Williamson celebrate their birthday today we bring you striking similarities between the two sportsmen. Roger Federer Birthday: Two Sets of Twins to Friendship With Sachin Tendulkar & Virat Kohli, Here Are Some Lesser-Known Facts About Swiss Tennis Legend!
Both put up a brave face after the loss:
Roger Federer and Kane Williamson’s team both put up a great show on July 14, 2019. While New Zealand lost the CWC 2019 on boundary count, Roger throughout displayed the never say die attitude throughout the game and refused to give up. But alas! Ended on a losing side. During the post-match conference, one could see that they are sad, but maintained their composure and put up a brave face. Kane Williamson Birthday Special: A Look at Best Knocks by New Zealand Skipper in International Cricket.
Men of honour:
Looking at Federer and Williamson on July 14, 2019, one would beg to differ from the old adage, “No one remembers the one who comes second.” Despite their loss, the two earned many fans not only because of the composure they maintained after the defeat but also for the grit they displayed during their respective finals. For years they will be remembered as Men of Honour despite being on the losing end.
The two sportsmen are extremely docile and humble. There was not a single occasion where Federer or Williamson lost their calm despite the fact that the result was swinging like a pendulum on either side.
Both teach us the power of moving on:
Sport can be cruel especially with the fact that it is result-oriented. Yes, the two sportsmen were sad with the loss, but embraced the result gracefully and moved on.
Till date, the fans cannot fathom the fact that the sports stars ended up on the losing side. But as we said that despite the fact that they lost the finals, they won many fans. On a concluding note, a Very Happy Birthday to Roger Federer and Kane Williamson.