Roger Federer surprises rooftop tennis gamers throughout lockdown

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Roger Federer surprises Vittoria and Carola, the younger Italian ladies whose rooftop tennis video went viral throughout the coronavirus lockdown

Roger Federer surprises Vittoria and Carola, the younger Italian ladies whose rooftop tennis video went viral throughout the coronavirus lockdown

It started with a sport of lockdown rooftop tennis between two Italian children and ended with international fame and a shock go to from their idol Roger Federer.

When 13-year-old Vittoria and Carola, 11, discovered they might not go to their native courts this yr due to the coronavirus pandemic they opted for the subsequent neatest thing and began taking part in tennis between two rooftops of their residence city of Finale Ligura in northern Italy.

A lot to the ladies’ shock, the video of them taking part in out factors from roof to roof grew to become an instantaneous hit on social media, with practically seven million views on Twitter alone.

Amongst these to take discover was 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer. He was so impressed he made a shock go to to the ladies on the roof whereas they had been speaking about their admiration for the Swiss star throughout an interview.

The shock did not finish there as a result of Federer provided to hitch in a sport of rooftop tennis with the pair earlier than taking them to lunch and providing to enrol them in a summer time coaching camp on the the Rafa Nadal Academy.

“It was nice,” Federer mentioned. “I’ve performed in lots of cool locations around the globe. However that is undoubtedly up there for me as a particular expertise. We confirmed that we are able to play wherever and have enjoyable with it. I had the very best time, truthfully.”