Federer syncs heartbreaking Thailand dump with Ellie Goulding's untold romance reveal

Ellie Goulding sang Federer's farewell song at his final appearance at the 2022 Laver Cup and now she's back on fans' minds.

by Claudiu Pop
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Federer syncs heartbreaking Thailand dump with Ellie Goulding's untold romance reveal
© @rogerfederer / Instagram, @elliegoulding / Instagram

Triggering nostalgia feelings in his fans' hearts, Roger Federer scored a sneak peek from his Thailand holiday he posted on Instagram last Friday using Ellie Goulding's song "I'm Still Falling For You", one of the songs Ellie sang at the Swiss tennis icon's Laver Cup farewell match in 2022.

Just one day before Roger's vacation photo dump, the famous singer, who recently performed at the novel Untold Dubai festival and announced her split from art dealer husband Casper Jopling, used social media to share pictures with her new lover Armando Perez, who reportedly used to be Shakira's former surfing trainer.

Following a prolific tennis career, Federer retired at a Laver Cup event in 2022.

After his career ended, the Swiss icon continued to be involved in marketing stunts and went on far more holidays. Here is one of his latest holiday posts from Thailand. "Floating through Thailand," Roger captioned the post below, where he can be seen eating Thai food and sailing in tiny boats.

You can see that the post is accompanied by Goulding's song "I'm Still Falling For You".

Federer also shared a video involving his parents and tuk-tuk rides.

Goulding's song made Federer even more emotional at Laver Cup

As we reported in 2022, Roger Federer revealed to the NYT journalist Christopher Clarey why he touched Rafael Nadal's hand while they were both crying during Ellie Goulding's performance at Laver Cup.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal crying at Laver Cup 2022© Julian Finney / Getty Images Sport

"Well, I mean, it was a short moment. I think at one point, I was sobbing so hard, and I don’t know, everything was going through my mind about how happy I am to actually experience this moment right there with everybody.

And I think that’s what was so beautiful about just sitting there, taking it all in while the music was playing, and the focus was maybe more on her [the singer Ellie Goulding]. So, you almost forgot that you’re still being taken pictures of.

I guess at one point, just because obviously I couldn’t speak and the music was there, I guess I just touched him, and I guess it’s maybe a secret thank you. I don’t know what it was, but for me, that’s maybe what it was and how it felt and some pictures came out of it.

Different ones. Not just that one but other ones, too, that were just completely crazy, you know, so with different angles, and I hope to get those because they mean a lot to me," said Roger Federer as quoted by The New York Times.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the other Team Europe members listening to Ellie Goulding at Laver Cup 2022. © Julian Finney / Getty Images Sport

Genie Bouchard admitted that the photo of the two icons holding hands is "her favorite photo of all times."

Ellie Goulding starts fling with surfing trainer

Probably out of coincidence, Ellie Goulding shared photos with her new boyfriend after splitting with her husband Casper Jopling one day before Federer used her song to accompany his holiday photo dump.

Goulding shared photos with surfing trainer Armando Perez on Instagram and X.

An insider gave details about the relationship between the duo for The Sun.

An insider said: “Ellie and Armando seemed very into each other. They share a lot of interests including their love of nature and the ocean. Armando runs a surf school on the beach with his brother and he has been giving Ellie lessons.

When Armando wasn’t teaching Ellie, he couldn’t keep his hands off her and pulled her in for a hug and a kiss. Ellie looked blissfully happy and was laughing and joking with him as they messed around in the sea”. Ellie Goulding is set to perform during the BRIT Awards scheduled on March 2.

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