The day Roger Federer couldn’t stop laughing at CNN correspondent’s Spanish phrases that might seem like they mean nothing to someone who doesn’t speak the language well.
Here come the “Gimme de gracia” moments.
1. Federer came to a media event in Spain and sat with a little girl named Juan in front of his media, waiting to say some words in Spanish.
The little girl started a game between them in Spanish, and finally the little girl said, “Oh you’re so smart.”
Federer then responded by throwing his arms in the air and saying, “¡Gimme de gracia!” The little girl then asked what “gimme” means, and Federer responded, “It means God’s grace.”
CNN’s Miguel Marcelino shared his experience below.
2. Federer received a call from a reporter in Spain who wanted to talk to him about the media, and he did indeed answer!
However, Federer was having trouble understanding much of the Spanish journalist’s questions, and they ended up at a point where the reporter asked if Federer had a dog, and Federer replied, “No, why?”
The reporter then said, “You have a dog, but never on TV.”
Federer then had to ask, “I don’t know how to get a dog on TV.”
3. Speaking during a presser in Spain, Federer was asked about when his children are going to come to the U.S. for winter school, and he responded “I try to help them so they will come with me, because I want them to be with me. So, I try to make sure that they have the ability to travel to Spain.”
4. During another news conference in Spain, Federer was asked how he could possibly have played his entire career with his hand bandages covering his hand, and he responded, “No, I didn’t have my hand bandages for more than a few seconds, that is the only time I play with my bandages.”
A reporter for CNN asked Federer if he’s going to