Roger Federer surprises twosome of players who went viral for rooftop tennis video


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While many countries across the world have had to quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic during the last five months, it has been a struggle for lots of to determine how to stay active while spending the majority of their time indoors. Then again, two Italian teenagers were in a position to take their love of tennis and become it into a viral phenomenon. Two girls — 13-year old Vittoria and 11-year old Carola — played tennis on the rooftops in Finale Ligura, Italy earlier this year.

Across a couple of social media platforms, the video of Vittoria and Carola playing rooftop tennis drew almost nine million views right through the first day it was once online. The girls could be seen hitting the ball backward and forward while being on contrary rooftops. On July 10, the two were interviewed approximately the rooftop tennis phenomenon and thought that was once where their story ended.

Instead, 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer surprised them right through the interview and asked whether the girls wanted to play some rooftop tennis with him.

The two were confused at seeing one of the crucial sport’s biggest stars standing before them. And as whether being surprised by your hero is not enough, Federer may be sending the twosome of girls to the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar for summer camp to help with their tennis game.

“It was once great,” Federer said. “I have played in many cool places around the globe. But this is definitely up there for me as a special experience. We showed that we will be able to play anywhere and have fun with it. I had the most productive time, honestly.”


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