Federer keeping tabs on Knicks’ Lin, hopes to meet
Roger Federer is a big basketball fan, so he’s keeping tabs on
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and hopes they can meet.
On a conference call Thursday to promote a March 5 exhibition
against Andy Roddick at Madison Square Garden – home, of course, to
Lin’s Knicks – 16-time Grand Slam champion Federer said he’s
”heard a bit about” the latest NBA phenomenon.
Federer says it’s quite an ”incredible story, actually, and I
hope he can come to the exhibition.”
He calls the Harvard player’s surprising stardom an example of
”why, I think, we all follow sports – because of great stories
like this,” when ”all of a sudden, someone breaks through that
you didn’t know or didn’t expect.”