Around the world, Roger Federer is known for his calm and reserved attitude in the tennis court. An iconic personality in the world of Tennis, the Swiss legend is one of the most adored personalities in the sports fandom. But did you know that the former World No. 1 has a groovy side? Thanks to US Open’s social media output, supporters have witnessed an old video of their idol performing some dance steps to a catchy song while taking rest during a match.
Yesterday, the official Twitter handle of US Open Tennis shared a Tik Tok video of Roger Federer. In the clip, Federer was seen doing some dance steps while sitting on a bench in the tennis court, as the song “Dance Monkey” by Australian singer Tones and I was playing in the court.
US Open tweeted the video with the caption: “Blessing your TL with this video of @rogerfederer dancing 🕺 You’re welcome.” Enjoy the video below-
Blessing your TL with this video of @rogerfederer dancing 🕺
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) February 5, 2020
In the video, Federer is seen moving his legs to the catchy song at first, then starts waving his hand as the crowd cheers on.
Federer, who has won a record 20 Grand Slam titles, was eliminated in the 2020 Australian Open against the current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi finals. The 38 year old veteran was defeated 6-7, 4-6, 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 30th January.
In the final match on 2nd February, Djokovic defeated Dominic Thiem from Austria to lift his 8th Australia Open title and his overall 17th Grand Slam title. The superstar Serbian, who has held his no. 1 ATP rank for an astounding 276 weeks, still has 36 weeks more to equal Federer’s record of 310 weeks as the top seeded tennis player.
Federer will soon face Rafael Nadal in an exhibition match in Cape Town, and this will be his first tennis match in South Africa, which is also the birthplace of his mother Lynette Federer.
In a recent interview, Federer revealed his agony on never stepping foot on his mother’s birthplace in his lengthy professional career spanning over two decades.
“I don’t know what took me so long, to be quite honest. I said, ‘It’s not possible that I’m on the tour for 20 years, I’ve become the player that I have been, and I’ve never played in South Africa. It’s just not OK.’ I couldn’t live with myself if that happened.” Federer told reporters.