This August 8, Roger Federer He is partying because he turns 41, but in the middle of his birthday week, which is considered by many to be the best tennis player of history gave a boy one of the best experiences of his life, by fulfilling his dream and a promise he had made in 2017.
It all started in the US Open of that year, in a dynamic organized by the tournament where small tennis players asked the Swiss questions, but it was Izyan Ahmadbetter known as ‘Zizou’, who took the night away by asking Federer about his retirement, since he did not want him to put down the racket because his dream was to play a match against him.
‘Your majesty’ replied to the boy that ‘it was a little finger promise’ that they would play a match one day and although time passed, the promise was not forgotten for Rogerwho four years later fulfilled it.
turns out Federer organized everything to surprise the little one Zizou Along with his sponsor Barilla, they took the young man to Switzerland with the excuse of a supposed academy for tennis players with great potential.
The whole experience was first class, because from the first moment he was treated as a world star and even when he was training he had public chanting his name. Something that left him surprised, but the best moment came when they told him that he had to face a match against a ‘secret rival’. The surprise was when Federer came out, to which ‘Zizou’ said in amazement “Mr. Federer”, to which he replied, “I’m just Roger”.
Finally, they played an exhibition game and ended the coexistence by eating together, in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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