Known as the man behind Roger Federer, Tony Godsick has been the Swiss maestro’s agent for the last 15 years. Recently, he opened up on the 39-year-old’s character outside tennis.
In what could be called an all-out success, Tony helped Federer gain worldwide recognition. Now, the American works as the CEO of Team8 Sports and Entertainment, an agency which he co-founded with the 39-year-old.
Together, Tony and Roger, even started their very own tennis tournament, the Laver Cup.
Roger Federer and Tony talk 2 or 3 times every day
While Tony handled the commercial part of Federer’s career, the success couldn’t have come along just from it. It is the Basel-born’s warm and welcoming personality that dd and does the trick for him to date.
In an interview, the American expressed that the 20-time Grand Slam champion is a natural communicator. That is why, despite playing only one tournament, he won the fans’ favourite award for the 18th consecutive year.
Ahead, the American mentioned that the pair usually converse 2 or 3 times a day. He then went on to elaborate on their relationship and about the character of the owner of 103 ATP titles.
“Roger is an extraordinary human being as it relates to relationships,” Godsick said. “Not many people are as engaging and charismatic as he is. He makes it fun.”
As a result, the 39-year-old has been able to sign contracts that go beyond his career in tennis. And that is also how he became the highest-paid athlete in 2020.
Return of Federer still uncertain
For over a year now, the World of tennis is waiting for the comeback of the Swiss maestro. His withdrawal from the Australian Open has only added fuel to the fire of his demand.
Since Federer continues to train, there is much hope to see him right after the Australian Summer Events. He will also have his eye guarded on the Olympic Gold as well as Grand Slam glories in 2021.
Considering that the Swiss maestro is approaching the end of his career, fans want a big farewell for him. Another title at Wimbledon will certainly be it, won’t it?
Which tournament will Federer return to first?