During his fourth round in Wimbledon 2018, Roger Federer not only showed everyone his immaculate tennis skills but also gave his tennis fans a glimpse of his cricketing skills that earned him the top spot in ICC’s Test rankings for batsmen. Sachin Tendulkar, impressed by Federer’ skills took to Twitter, saying that they should exchange notes on cricket and tennis. “As always, great hand-eye coordination. @rogerfederer, let’s exchange notes on cricket and tennis after you win your 9th @Wimbledon title,” Tendulkar tweeted.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 10 July 2018
To this Federer replied:
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) 10 July 2018
Wimbledon shared a short video of Federer playing a forward defence shot, tagging the official handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to which the latter responded by a screenshot of the Test batting rankings that showed Federer as the No.1 ranked batsmen in the world.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) 9 July 2018
Both Tendulkar and Federer have won the hearts of sports enthusiasts with their impeccable skills. In a 2017 interview with the Wimbledon, Sachin had expressed how he admires Federer’s skills and Humble nature.
In 2011, Sachin had tweeted about his meeting with Federer. “Spent an hour with Roger Federer chatting on the balcony of Wimbledon Royal box. What a humble guy! And by the way, he knows a lot about cricket!!” Tendulkar had posted on his Twitter account.
Federer has already won 32 sets on the trot requires one more sets victory to break his previous record at the All England Club
Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight.
The 36-year-old has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the third round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006.