VIDEO: Rogeeeeeeeer Federer congratulates alpine skiing great Lindsey Vonn

Shahida Jacobs

A video call from one sporting great to another is something that us mere mortals love and Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn delivered the goods over the weekend.

Alpine skiing great Vonn competed in her final race at the World Championships downhill event in Åre in Sweden, picking up a bronze medal.

And after the race 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer gave the 34-year-old American, a three-time Olympic gold medallist and the first female to win a medal at six World Championships, a video call to congratulate her.

Vonn has never been afraid to express her admiration for Federer and the pair met in 2017 with the American saying: “Roger’s style and just the way he plays is just so graceful, he makes it so fun to watch.

“And when he and [Rafael] Nadal are rivalling to many times, and watching Wimbledon so many times when they were playing against each other.

“For me as an athlete, it’s inspiring to watch. And meeting him after watching him for so many years, and seeing how humble he is and how much of a philanthropist he is, those are the kinds of things that I want to carry out in my life and in my career as well.”

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