New Delhi: Tennis fans who were left disappointed on Saturday due to the absence of Roger Federer were all excited when the Swiss legend was introduced on Day 2 of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
It was like playing at home for the Swiss legend who through a series of Tweets had given his fans an idea about how excited he was to participate in the Delhi leg of the tournament.
The crowd was on its feet the moment his name was announced during the customary introduction of the teams. Even before he arrived on the court, the fans were ready with their cameras, keen to capture a glimpse of the man they had come to watch from different parts of the country.
When Roger Federer shook a leg:
Federer’s Indian Aces team-mate Gael Monfils made him dance to a few steps. Monfils, who is known to be a true entertainer on the tennis court, was seen shaking a leg after Federer won a point and the crowd was once again on its feet when the Swiss maestro joined in.
Slogan of the day – “Federer you are the best, but I love Rafael Nadal!”
While “Roger I love you,” was the most common slogan heard from different parts of the ground, there was a funny moment when a lady expressed his love for Spaniard Rafael Nadal while hailing Federer. As Federer was getting ready to serve, the unknown lady from the corporate box screamed, “Federer you are the best, but I love Raafel Nadal! ” The lady continued to express her love for Rafa.