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When Federer Was Mistaken For 'Mr Nadal'

May 24, 2023 18:02 IST
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IMAGE: Roger Federer showed off his humorous side during a virtual interaction with fans. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Roger Federer revealed a hilarious incident when a fan at a Formula One race mistook the Swiss tennis legend for Rafael Nadal.

During a virtual interaction with fans, when asked to share a funny story of the first time he was mistaken for someone else, Federer's reply left everyone stunned.

'Happened the other day at the Formula 1. A guy asked "Can I have a picture with you, Mr Nadal?" I told him I wasn't Mr Nadal. He apologised and left without taking a picture.'

Asked about his favourite match against Nadal, the 20-time Grand Slam winner quipped, 'RG 2008. Those 4 games were awesome,' he said referring to his 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 defeat against Nadal in the 2008 French Open final.

On whether he misses playing Nadal, Federer replied 'yes and no' with a wink.

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