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PHOTOS: Tendulkar greets Federer at Wimbledon

Last updated on: June 26, 2011 08:28 IST

Tendulkar greets Federer at Wimbledon



It was a meeting of legends and a rare photo op for all when Indian cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar met tennis great Roger Federer at Wimbledon on Saturday.

The Indian legend, a regular at the Wimbledon Championships every year, shared a few thoughts with the World No 2 during their brief meet on Day 6 of the Championships.

Tendulkar was earlier spotted in the Royal box on Centre Court, as he witnessed the match between Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova and world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki. He watched the world No 1 effortlessly outclass the Australian 6-3, 6-2 in their third round encounter.

Image: Roger Federer chats with Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday
Photographs: Getty Images

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Later, Sachin went to meet Federer, who defeated Argentina's David Nalbandian in their third round match.

The 2011 version of Nalbandian bore little resemblance to the player who tormented and tortured the Swiss in their first five meetings, all of which the Argentine won, and on day six of the Championships Federer glided into the last 16 with a delectable 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win.

Federer, himself, has confessed in the past that he loves playing cricket during his spare time.

"I like playing cricket for enjoyment, but I don't think I could have made a living out of it," he was quoted as saying.

Tendulkar's love for tennis is also common knowledge to everyone and he makes it a point to be at Wimbledon every year.

The veteran cricketer was a big fan of John McEnroe and used to wear a head band like the American. He had also revealed that he loves to play tennis whenever he gets the time.

"For me as a kid the choice was between tennis and cricket and I feel that I didn't make a bad choice. Though, I still love tennis and watch it whenever I get time," he had said.

Image: Roger Federer with Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: Getty Images
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