Mumbai, August 4
Two Italian ladies whose rooftop tennis video went viral have obtained a shock go to from Roger Federer.
The video of Vittoria Oliveri and Carola Pessina taking part in on the rooftops of neighbouring buildings in Finale Ligure in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown garnered over 10 million views.
The ladies thought they had been making ready for one more media interview after they had been requested about their favorite gamers.
“Roger Federer. If I were to meet him, I would jump on him, or I would be star-struck,” Vittoria, 13, stated.
“I would like to have Federer’s elegance while playing and (Rafa) Nadal’s power,” 11-year-old Carola added.
From a rooftop match that went viral to assembly @rogerfederer.
Just unimaginable to see 💖pic.twitter.com/LuozuHYJiT
— ATP Tour (@atptour) July 31, 2020
The ladies had been then left wide-eyed and speechless when Federer got here out from behind a curtain. The 20-times Grand Slam champion later performed some rooftop tennis with the ladies earlier than inviting them for lunch.
“I nearly fainted when he showed up,” Vittoria was quoted as saying by The Times. “He discovered the distances fairly quick and began taking part in photographs between his legs from one roof to a different, which was wonderful.
“I didn’t think he was real. I thought it was a mannequin.”
Federer additionally advised the ladies he had organized for them to go to a summer time camp on the Rafa Nadal Academy.
“Personally, for me, that was a really particular second in my profession as a tennis participant to shock a fan, or kids, like I used to be capable of with Carola and Vittoria at this time,” Federer stated.
“I have played in many cool places around the world, but this one is definitely up there for me as a special experience. We showed that we can play anywhere and have fun with it.” Reuters