Star tennis participant Roger Federer just lately paid a surprise visit to two Italian girls whose rooftop tennis video had gone viral on social media platforms.
The video of Vittoria Oliveri and Carola Pessina enjoying on the rooftops of neighbouring buildings in Finale Ligure in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown garnered over 10 million views.
The girls thought they had been making ready for one more media interview once they had been requested about their favorite gamers.
From a rooftop match that went viral to assembly @rogerfederer.
Just unbelievable to see pic.twitter.com/LuozuHYJiT
— ATP Tour (@atptour) July 31, 2020
“Roger Federer. If I were to meet him, I would jump on him, or I would be starstruck,” Vittoria, 13, mentioned.
“I would like to have Federer`s elegance while playing and (Rafa) Nadal`s power,” 11-year-old Carola added.
The girls 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 girls earlier than inviting them for lunch.
“I nearly fainted when he showed up,” Vittoria was quoted as saying by The Times. “He found out the distances fairly quick and began enjoying photographs between his legs from one roof to one other, which was superb.
“I didn`t think he was real. I thought it was a mannequin.”
Federer additionally informed the girls he had organized for them to go to a summer season camp on the Rafa Nadal Academy.
“Personally, for me, that was a really particular second in my profession as a tennis participant to surprise a fan, or kids, like I used to be ready to with Carola and Vittoria as we speak,” Federer mentioned.
“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.”