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Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer gives headband to Indian-origin fan; video inside

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 July 2018, 11:18 IST


Roger Federer, began his ninth Wimbledon title, on Monday stormed into the second round of the tournament defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3, 6-4. His fans were happy to see Federer play on court. He also impressed his fans with a brilliant gesture. A young girl was seen standing behind Federer's chair throughout the match, holding a poster which read 'Roger can I have your headband pleeease'.

After the match got over, he approached the girl, dug into his bag and gave her the headband. The gesture led to a loud applause from the audience at the Centre Court.

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Just after the match, father of the little girl took to Twitter to express his gratitude. "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" wrote Abhijeet Joshi.

Roger Federer, will soon turn 37, and has won Wimbledon eight times before. He also became the oldest Wimbledon champion in 2017.

He also skipped the clay season to prepare for his favourite Grand Slam, will now face Slovakia's world number 73 Lukas Lacko or France's Benjamin Bonzi, who is ranked 284th, in the next round.

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First published: 4 July 2018, 11:18 IST
 
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