'English isn't good': Roger Federer stumped in hilarious interview

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Roger Federer (pictured) laughs during an interview at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer (pictured) provided a hilarious moment in his post-match interview after his victory at Wimbledon. (Image: @Wimbledon)

Roger Federer has delivered a hilarious moment with an English reporter following his post-match interview on Centre Court at Wimbledon after struggling with a question.

Federer was involved in a bizarre moment in his victory over French opponent Adrian Mannarino when his opponent was forced to quit in the fifth set.

'WHAT A JOKE': Tennis fans rage at 'ridiculous' Nick Kyrgios farce

ALL CLASS: Ash Barty's beautiful act as rival leaves Wimbledon in tears

The 20-time Grand Slam champion admitted he got lucky after the Frenchman, celebrating his 33rd birthday, suffered a bad fall on the Centre Court grass in the seventh game of the fourth set.

Despite taking treatment from the trainer, he was hardly able to move and had to retire in immense pain.

The same incident occurred on Centre Court with Serena Williams as she was forced to retire after injuring herself when she lost her footing near the baseline while hitting a forehand against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

After the match, Federer was relieved to be back at Wimbledon and in the winning circle in front of fans.

However, his post-match interview offered up a hilarious moment when the English reporter asked if Federer had missed Wimbledon.

But, instead of asking him directly, the reporter used the proverb on whether: "absence had made the heart grow fonder?"

Federer was left baffled.

"Sorry, I didn't understand that," Federer said with a smile.

"I heard something absence, but my mind went blank."

The crowd erupted into laughter, before the reporter again asked the same question.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

"I'm sorry, I don't understand that saying," Federer said as he burst into laughter.

"My English is not good enough."

Federer was being humble in his approach, considering the 20-time Grand Slam champion can reportedly speak seven-eight languages.

The Swiss maestro was praised for such a humble, but honest approach during his interiview.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.
This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Roger Federer advances in Wimbledon scare

Eight-time champion Federer was level at 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 3-6, 6-2 when Mannarino called it quits after just one point in the decider.

The Frenchman suffered bad fall on the Centre Court grass, which has become an issue at SW19.

Despite taking treatment from the trainer, he was hardly able to move and had to retire in immense pain.

"It's awful and shows one shot can change the outcome of a match, season, career and I wish him all the best and hope we see him back quickly," said Federer.

Roger Federer (pictured) waves to the fans after winning his first round match at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer (pictured) enjoyed a victory on his return at Wimbledon after defeating Adrian Mannarino on centre court. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

"He was the better player, he could have won, I got a bit lucky.

"That's how it goes sometimes, you don't get many walkovers and try not to have it happen to yourself.

"It's a reminder how quickly it goes but I am obviously happy I can get another match here - I enjoyed myself today and it was great fun until the end."

Watch 'Mind Games', the new series from Yahoo Sport Australia exploring the often brutal mental toil elite athletes go through in pursuit of greatness:

Click here to sign up to our newsletter for all the latest and breaking stories from Australia and around the world.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting