Remember that two Italian girls caused an Internet sensation after a video of rooftop tennis playing in Liguria earlier this year?
When Victoria, 13, and Corolla, 11, played on the roof in April, expectations were not high. However, when the Swiss master visited in person last month, Roger Federer gave them an unexpected surprise.
Federer was moved by the determination of the Italian duo
Federer visited them on July 10, and he said that during the COVID-19 lockdown, the young Italian’s perseverance moved him.
The ATP Tour website quoted Federer as saying: “Personally, it was a very special moment in my professional tennis career.” “A surprise for fans or kids, like I was able to be with Carola and Vittoria today.”
Federer not only met with them, but also participated in the competition, gathering on the same roof with the girls.
The 38-year-old man said: “It’s great. I have played in many cool places in the world. But this is definitely my special experience.” “We proved that we can play anywhere and have fun. . To be honest, I had the best time.”
In the video shared by the ATP Tour, Federer revealed that he has another surprise for the girls. He cooperated with Barilla and sent them to Rafa Nadal College in Movistar for a summer camp.
The 38-year-old player last participated in the 2020 Australian Open in that game. He reached the semi-finals and lost to the eventual champion Novak Djokovic in a losing streak. He later announced that he would no longer participate in the French Open due to his injury and that the season itself would be interrupted indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.