ROGER FEDERER made a trip to Italy to surprise two avid tennis fans who went viral during the coronavirus lockdown.
Unable to leave their homes, Italian youngsters Vittoria and Carola picked up their rackets and enjoyed a game across their rooftops.
The video went viral and clocked up over ten million views as fans sorely missed their favourite game.
That compelled Federer to hop down to the north-western region of Liguria and meet the girls himself.
While watching from nearby, the Swiss legend heard the duo discuss what it would be like meeting him before jumping out from behind the curtain to surprise them.
Beforehand, the girls said they "would jump on him or be starstruck" were they to ever meet Federer.
And their faces were certainly a picture when the 38-year-old emerged, before the enjoyed a game of rooftop tennis and a spot of lunch.
Federer could certainly do with a bit of practice on Italian soil having oddly struggled in the country's premier tennis tournament.
In 17 attempts at the Italian Open, he has never claimed the trophy with four defeats in the final – twice to Rafa Nadal.
Tennis stars such as Federer are currently contemplating a return to action this month with the US Open.
However concerns over coronavirus are not on the 20-time Grand Slam winner's mind following knee surgery.
A second operation in May is expected to keep him out until 2021.
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