Roger Federer clashed with Team World’s Diego Schwartzman in a match of ping pong, or table tennis if you prefer, before the start of the Laver Cup. Both players mimed the breathing techniques they use on the tennis court.
Federer released a video of the moment on his Instagram account. “Just a quick warmup for the Gala,” Federer captioned the video.
Roger Federer plays ping pong with his kids
In a long interview, Roger Federer revealed what activities he likes to do with his children in his spare time.
The Swiss Maestro said: “I haven’t taught my kids to play cards yet, but they’re already doing pretty well at Uno. During the pandemic, I spent two whole weeks with them building Harry Potter’s castle with Legos.
Then we set up a mini ping pong table and enjoyed playing together.” Related: Roger Federer: “With my children, we play Lego, Uno and ping-pong” Federer was involved in other moments related to ping pong.
In 2017, Roger was well-welcomed in Golden State Warriors’ locker room and took selfies with everyone, including Klay Thompson, who showed that his wish to play a ping pong game with the Grand Slam champion. According to the journalist Anthony Slater, there was the following conversation between Federer and Klay:
- Klay: How’s your ping pong game?
- Federer: Pretty nice.
- Klay: Mine, too.
Federer shared the tweet and wrote: ‘It sounds like a challenge to me.’
‘Name time and place. Come on’, replied Klay. Will the King of Tennis be King in Ping Pong too? Roger Federer will end his career at Laver Cup in the O2 Arena. His last match will be a doubles match alongside Rafael Nadal. The last two seasons have been a real struggle for the former ATP number 1, limited by a serious right knee injury.