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Roger Federer.

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Roger Federer.
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RogerFederer skipped the clay season so that he could be as fit and fresh as possible for the 2018 Wimbledon Championships – and continues his campaign against Lukáš Lacko in the Round of 64 on Wednesday.

Even at 36, Federer continues to marvel on the courts. He triumphed at the first major of the year, the Australian Open, and is regarded as the favourite to pick up a second Grand Slam title of the year in London this month.

To maintain his sporting dominance, Federer has to eat right. So what sort of food does a 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion eat?

Here’s everything Federer likes to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


This is 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, who is widely considered as the best male tennis player of all time.

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To start his day, Federer prefers to go sweet rather than savoury and reportedly enjoys homemade waffles with a fresh fruit compote on the morning of a match.

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Source: The Guardian


To wash the waffles down, Federer has fresh juice, coffee, and a vinegar shot.

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Source: The Guardian


Before tennis, Federer will eat a plate of pasta. “Two hours before every match, I eat pasta with light sauce … I have been doing it for 20 years.”

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Source: International Business Times


In between practice sessions or competition matches, Federer is no stranger to snack bars.

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He also eats bananas, which are a good source of carbohydrate and potassium. When tennis players contest long matches, their energy levels may lull and they may succumb to cramp if they lose too much potassium. Bananas help players like Federer refuel.

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Source: BBC


However, research suggests that energy drinks may be a superior way of replenishing an athlete’s body during competition. This is because the body absorbs liquids quicker than solid foods, like a banana.

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Source: BBC


When Federer goes out for dinner, variety is clearly the spice of life. “I am a lover of Italian, Japanese, and Indian restaurants,” he said recently.

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Source: International Business Times


He even likes to take selfies with his naan bread.

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It’s not all health foods, though. Federer does have a sweet tooth and can’t resist ice cream. “I like my ice cream, I like my chocolate,” he said in 2017. “That’s my diet. I like my treats. I don’t feel bad about it. I can do it and play tennis at the same time.”

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Being Swiss, he is no stranger to cheeses and likes to eat fonduta, a dish that combines milk, cream, cheese, and egg yolk. He also has raclette (pictured), a cheese that’s melted and scraped onto a plate.

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Federer has also tried local delicacies in other countries, including Scotland. He once received Irn-Bru and a tin of shortbread biscuits made especially by Andy Murray’s grandmother.

Source: Twitter


One thing Federer doesn’t eat is wombat meat. It was an allegation he denied during a bizarre interview conducted by Will Ferrell, who channeled Ron Bergundy, his character in the hit comedy movie “Anchorman,” at the 2018 Australian Open.

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Federer drinks alcohol if he is celebrating success. He may look dapper here in his tuxedo and his glass of champagne, but sometimes he doesn’t just have one glass and suffered a “head-ringing” hangover when he mixed his drinks until 5 a.m., the morning after his eighth Wimbledon title, last year.

Source: Twitter and Business Insider


Sometimes there’s not a trophy big enough for Federer’s champagne diet …

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But that doesn’t seem to be holding him back.

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