first_img Suraj Alva 10 months ago Roger Federer continues magnificent run as he wins 10th Basel title World No 3 Roger Federer congratulated South Africa Rugby team after they beat England on Saturday to win the Rugby World World Cup in Yokohama, Japan. The Springboks thrashed favourites England 32-12 to lift the title. This was the second time that both the teams met in the final, with the previous one being back in 2007 in Paris. Federer’s mother, Lynette, was born in South Africa and the 20-time grand slam champion enjoyed the nation’s success in Japan.Also Read: Rugby WC: Fans Request For Ben Stokes’ Inclusion In The England TeamEarlier during an interview with a leading media daily, Federer was asked to pick his favourite team for the tournament. The 38-year-old replied South Africa, despite Australia and New Zealand being much-fancied as always.Also Read: Ben Spencer’s ‘crazy Days’ Before Rugby World Cup Final With England 10 months ago Siya’s Springboks are exactly what Mandela envisioned The Swiss legend in his message to Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi said that he couldn’t be more happy for him and the team. It was an amazing team effort. He said that the team spent so much time together and ended up with the big win.Also Read: South Africa Thrash England 32-12 To Lift 3rd Rugby World Cup In JapanHe also added that he was watching the game and following it. He also expressed his desire to meet the World Cup-winning team skipper. 10 months ago Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal could clash in semis at ATP Paris Masters First Published: 4th November, 2019 15:28 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV 10 months ago Roger Federer withdraws from ATP Cup citing personal reasons FOLLOW US 10 months ago Gerard Pique mocks Roger Federer over snub in Davis Cup Finals WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 4th November, 2019 15:29 IST Roger Federer Congratulates Springboks After Rugby World Cup Win Roger Federer sent a special video message to Siya Kolisi saying that he couldn’t be more happy for South Africa after winning their 3rd Rugby World Cup. The final was all the more historic for the Springboks, as Siya Kolisi became the first black captain to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. Tennis legend Roger Federer sent a video message praising their achievement. Kolisi after the victory said that the team had faced a lot of challenges and has been through a lot but the people of South Africa were always behind us. Also Read: Roger Federer Takes Rugby Quiz, Picks Favourite To Win Rugby World CupRoger Federer message for Siya Kolisi  after Rugby World Cup win Written Bylast_img

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