Rome, August 2
You can belief Roger Federer to do heartwarming within the worst of occasions. Two teenaged Italian women, Vittoria and Carla, grew to become web celebrities in April after a video of them enjoying tennis on two completely different rooftops of their hometown, Finale Liguria, went viral. They couldn’t not have dreamt that Federer would play with them throughout the identical roofs made well-known by them throughout the lockdown.
The 38-year-old Swiss grasp, impressed by their perseverance, paid them a go to and joined the duo in a pleasant match. “Personally for me, that was a very special moment in my career as a tennis player,” Federer stated. “To surprise a fan, or children, like I was able to with Carla and Vittoria today.”
The authentic video was an enormous hit on social media, incomes hundreds of thousands inside a day of being uploaded.
Federer received in on the motion, rallying with the ladies throughout the identical rooftops. “It was great. I have played in many cool places around the world. But this is definitely up there for me as a special experience,” Federer stated.
It was a shock for the ladies, who had been arrange for a mock interview earlier than TV cameras — when Federer instantly made his look, making their jaws drop in amazement.
Federer revealed he had one other shock for the ladies — he and a sponsor would ship them to the Rafa Nadal Academy. — Agencies