In his press conference at the 2017 US Open, Roger Federer answered a query that was unlike any other. Izyan Ahmad, a young reporter, asked the 20-time Grand Slam winner why he was known as the GOAT as Switzerland did not have many animals. This elicited laughter from everyone there.
“I wanted to ask you, Switzerland is really cool right? There isn’t too much livestock. So why do they call you the GOAT?”
Federer replied controlling his laughter that,
“I don’t know why. Some fans call me that, I don’t call myself that. Yeah, we have a lot of animals in Switzerland and goats are part of the livestock we have there.”
In 2017, Zizou requested that Federer continue competing until he become professional and was ready to face the former World No. 1 himself. Federer accepted, calling it a “pinky commitment” from his end to keep playing and subsequently play Zizou. He said this while grinning.
Federer kept his promise and surprised the kid with a match against him.
Izyan Ahmad Age
According to various sources, Izyan is 11 years old. At this young age, Izyan is selected by the BNP Paribas and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy to join Team BNP Paribas Mac 1.
Izyan Ahmad Coach
Zizou trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy under his coach Michael.
Izyan Ahmad Nationality
Zizou parents are from the Indian Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, but currently they along with Izyan (Zizou) hold the American nationality.
Izyan Ahmad Father and Mother
Farooq Ahmad is Izyan’s father and Nida Haji is Izyan’s mother. Farooq is a media professional and originally hails from Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Izyan Ahmad Instagram
Zizou is on Instagram by the insta id @tennis_ace_zizou.
Izyan Ahmad Tennis Ranking
In both the singles and doubles categories, Zizou is the top-ranked U-12 Tennis player in the USA.
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