I finally got around the read my ESPN the Magazine, there was like 10 pages on Maria, followed by 3 on how Roger is not popular or well known in his home country. here is a quote from the article, talking about Roger in a bar in Basel,
Federer's been in here few times, He just sat at the bar and ate.Nobody bothered him. Im not sure anyone noticed him"
i found this wired, you would think, the countrys most popular sports icon, is not getting any love in the homeland.