Roger Federer made a young tennis fan’s dream come true when he gifted his headband to her after a match.
A video of the gesture was posted on Wimbledon’s Twitter handle.
The video show a young Indian-origin girl standing behind Federer’s chair throughout the match, holding a yellow poster that read ‘Roger can I have your headband pleeease’. Soon after the match got over, Federer approaches the girl, digs into his bag and give her the headband.
Federer’s gesture results in loud applause from audience.
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“It was a dream come true. I was thrilled to receive the headband,” Mihika Joshi was quoted as saying by Metro.co.uk. “I did not know if I would get it as it depended on if we got seats close enough to where Federer signs autographs.”
The young girl’s father, Abhijeet Joshi, later took to Twitter to tweet his thanks to the tennis player. “That was my daughter who received the headband. She is a MASSIVE fed fan and is absolutely thrilled. Thank you
@rogerfederer. She will never forget this moment for the rest of her life. #goat #federer.”
Federer is aiming to win his ninth Wimbledon titled this year. Before the start of the tournament, Federer spoke about his rivalry with Rafael Nadal and said it was similar to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Sure, yeah. They have a long-standing rivalry. I have the same with Rafa. They’re very different from one another. I guess there’s some similarities there as well. As similar as we are, Rafa and myself, we’re still very different on many levels. I think it’s pretty much the same for them,” Federer said on Saturday.