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Serge Lama: “If God existed, his name would be Federer”

From his living room overlooking the dome of the Invalides, in Paris, Serge Lama proudly displays the works dedicated to Roger Federer which adorn his eclectic library, between the complete works of Honoré de Balzac, a complete box set by Serge Gainsbourg and souvenir photos including a snapshot black and white of a meeting with Georges Brassens, his master in song. At 79, he is inexhaustible in telling his passion for tennis and in particular for the one he places above all the champions he has admired since Björn Borg. To the point of having devoted, in his last opus, To likea piece to his glory entitled Roger Federer’s gesture. While he has given up going on stage, he would dream of having his idol listen to it, whom he has never seen play in the flesh.

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