Watch: Roger Federer gives lifetime memory to kids in Shanghai

Last week, Federer returned to the Shanghai Masters as a special guest.

by Dzevad Mesic
Watch: Roger Federer gives lifetime memory to kids in Shanghai
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Roger Federer gave a lifetime experience and memory to several of youngsters in Shanghai as the former 20-time Grand Slam champion was filmed playing tennis with kids during a Uniqlo event in China. Last Thursday, Federer landed in Shanghai.

During his time in Shanghai, Federer did some promotional work and also attended the last couple of days of the Shanghai Masters. This week, a video of Federer playing tennis with kids in Shanghai surfaced. Judging by the footage, the kids absolutely loved every second spent on the court with the Swiss tennis icon.

Federer paid tribute to his Shanghai fans

Between 2010 and 2019, Federer made eight appearances at the Shanghai Masters and claimed titles in 2014 and 2017.

In his return to China, Federer paid tribute to his Shanghai fans, revealing how kind and nice they were each time he would come to China. "In the past, I usually had one suitcase full of stuff I would usually take back because sometimes we [received] these paintings and all these things that take loads of space.

They can wait for you anywhere. At the club, at the hotel, in the basement of the hotel. They're everywhere and they don't mind waiting. I will never forget when I was here the first few times, I would not come out of the hotel until 4 pm and Mirka would go out and grab coffee and she would tell them, ‘Roger is not going to be here until 4 pm, so you don't have to wait in front of the hotel.’ They're like, ‘No, no, no, he's only here once a year so we're happy to wait!’.

They would wait and wait so I think the following here is pretty cult like and it's very intense," Federer told ATP Media in his return to Shanghai. This year, the Shanghai Masters was taking place for the first time since 2019.

In its return to the calendar, Shanghai honored Federer as their "Icon Athlete of the 2023 Shanghai Masters."

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